Maricopa County Branch Response to Phoenix Police Excessive Force Incident

The NAACP Maricopa County Branch commends the transparency of the Phoenix Police Department and supports the plans for an immediate investigation by the Professional Standards Bureau of a recent incident of misconduct. This incident as depicted in a video of June 11, 2019 shared by the Phoenix Police Department, appears to involve excessive force by Police Officers. The video shows that guns were drawn on a man and women while two small children were present as a follow-up to an investigation of a shop lifting occurrence . The NAACP Maricopa County Branch recommends continued transparency and monitoring of this incident which appears to be an egregious case of excessive force.