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Arizona governor: Police force investigation 'whitewashed'

Arizona governor: Police force investigation 'whitewashed'

PHOENIX (AP) — Arizona's governor says an excessive force investigation into police in a Phoenix suburb seems to have been "whitewashed" and should be reopened.

The comments Friday were an extremely rare rebuke of the police and prosecutors for Republican Gov. Doug Ducey.

Ducey was reacting to body-camera video showing Glendale police officers repeatedly shooting a handcuffed man with a stun gun. Johnny Wheatcroft has filed a lawsuit saying one officer kicked him in the groin while another stunned him in the testicles during the July 2017 encounter.

Maricopa County prosecutors declined to file charges. One officer was suspended for three days.

Ducey says prosecutors should "get to the bottom of what happened and hold people accountable."

Spokespeople for Maricopa County Attorney Bill Montgomery and Glendale police did not immediately comment.

Updated : 2021-07-24 11:28 GMT+08:00