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Excessive Force Allegations Against Mesa Police Being Investigated

Security camera footage of Mesa man Robert Johnson — who was unarmed — being punched, kneed and pulled to the ground by five Mesa police officers caused an uproar when it was released last summer.

In fact, there are three high-profile cases of excessive use of force by Mesa police officers that have made headlines this year. They are all under internal investigation by Mesa Police Department and the FBI is reviewing two of them.

But  a new analysis by the Arizona Republic shows that those internal investigations may not garner any results. The Show sat down with one of the reporters, Uriel Garcia, who conducted this analysis,

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Lauren Gilger, host of KJZZ's The Show, is an award-winning journalist whose work has impacted communities large and small, exposing injustices and giving a voice to the voiceless and marginalized.