Disability Advocates Pressure Pima County Following Incident With Teen Quadruple Amputee
Disability advocates and other justice groups are putting pressure on the Pima County Sheriff’s Department.
They want to see changes made after one of its officers was seen wrestling a quadruple amputee to the ground in a video.
The Arizona Center for Disability Law, Ability 360 and other groups say there’s a lack of transparency and accountability in the department.
They sent a letter to the county’s board of supervisors suggesting that deputies wear body cameras and be trained in nonviolent crisis intervention.
In a previous statement, Sheriff Mark Napier said "the conduct we observed on the video at face value is shocking.”
Napier also launched a criminal investigation into the officer’s conduct and placed him on administrative leave.