Disability Advocates Pressure Pima County Following Incident With Teen Quadruple Amputee

Published: Friday, November 22, 2019 - 10:11am
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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.

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