Arizona: Hispanic Police Arrested for Abuse of Force

A Tucson Police Officer Was Arrested For Using Excessive Force During An Arrest According to body camera images, the Hispanic police offi...

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  • A Tucson Police Officer Was Arrested For Using Excessive Force During An Arrest
  • According to body camera images, the Hispanic police officer intentionally struck the suspect while he was handcuffed.
  • The officer had been with the Tucson Police Department for 16 years.

A Tucson, Arizona police officer was arrested Sunday after an internal investigation showed through body cameras that he used excessive force during an arrest, according to ABC 15.

According to authorities, Tucson police responded to a call regarding a fight between multiple people last Thursday, however by the time they arrived at the scene, everyone involved had left.

The police were subsequently called back around 8:20 p.m. after one of the suspects returned to the area. According to a report, the suspect began to resist at the time of arrest. He became “uncooperative and began to resist,” police said.

Arizona Hispanic Police Arrested for Abuse of Force

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William Gallego, a Hispanic police officer, recognized the suspect from a previous incident and called him directly by name.

The suspect then spat in Gallego’s pants and the Hispanic responded by placing his boot on the back of the arrested man’s head.

Gallego subsequently walked to his vehicle to obtain a restraint device. When he returned, he passed the suspect and hit him twice on the head, police said.

According to authorities, the suspect was not injured in the incident.

The suspect was booked into the Pima County Jail on one count of trespassing and one count of missing identification.

On Friday, September 18, the Hispanic police supervisor reviewed the body camera images of the arrest and a criminal investigation was conducted against Gallegos.

“Based on video evidence, investigators believe that Gallego intentionally made contact with the suspect’s head on two different occasions while he was handcuffed on the ground,” police said.

On Sunday, September 20, the police obtained probable cause to arrest Gallego for aggravated battery.

Police said the Hispanic resigned from the Tucson Police Department after 16 years of service before being booked into the Pima County Jail.

Florida: Police kill Mexican and open an investigation

Last Friday, the Consulate General of Mexico in Miami requested information from the Florida authorities about an incident in which a Mexican citizen died as a result of a gunshot by a police officer in Collier County (southwest of Florida), according to the Efe agency.

“Based on said information, the Ministry of Foreign Relations will take the corresponding diplomatic and legal measures in defense of the Mexican national,” the Consulate said in a statement.

The Collier (Southwest Florida) Sheriff’s Office, which has opened a criminal and administrative investigation into the incident, identified the deceased as Nicholas Morales-Bessannia, 37, of Immokalee.

Immokalee is an agricultural town where many Mexican and Central American day laborers live.

The agent responsible for the shooting is on administrative leave until the result of the investigation is known, in accordance with police regulations.

According to the version of that police force, the agents who responded on Thursday morning to a call advising of a disturbance found a man armed with a shovel who they ordered to lie on the ground but did not do so.

“In the absence of details, during the meeting the subject advanced towards the agents. One of them feared for his safety and that of those around him and fired his weapon at the subject, ”says a statement from the sheriff’s office.

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The agents provided him with first aid and later transferred him to a hospital in the area, where Morales-Bessania died.

The investigation has also revealed that, in addition to being armed with a shovel, Morales-Bessannia drew an edged weapon while approaching the police officers, the statement concludes, in which it is anticipated that the details of the case will be released. later.

The Consulate General of Mexico in Miami said that it is monitoring the situation promptly and confirmed that consular personnel contacted the relatives of the deceased to provide them with legal and consular assistance, as well as the option of repatriation of the remains.

“The Ministry of Foreign Relations deeply regrets the death of the Mexican national and reiterates that the protection of Mexican citizens abroad, particularly of our communities in the United States, is the highest priority of our diplomacy,” the statement concludes.

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