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Mesa officer mocks suspect after arrest and beating

This is the third video showing Mesa police officers using force in recent weeks.

MESA, Ariz. - Body camera video from the January arrest of Jose Luis Conde appears to show an officer punch the 23-year-old suspect multiple times before another officer mocks him while laying in a pool of his own blood at the hospital.

Police reports say Conde was in the passenger seat when another suspect was pulled over for suspected DUI. The same reports say Conde admitted to being on probation for a previous charge and a quick check of his license showed prior charges for drugs and weapons.

After an aggressive arrest, which appears to show an officer throwing punches, police say they found cocaine inside one of his socks.

Conde's criminal offense attorney Bret Royle released the body cam video and pictures of his client to 12 News this week.

"This is what's taking place when officers know that cameras are running, so I think it takes any reasonable person one second to go, 'If that's what happens when cameras are running, what happens when cameras aren't running?'" Royle says.

The release of this footage comes as the Mesa Police Department is already under fire from two other alleged incidents of police brutality.


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