The Atlantic.com By Conor Friedersdorf Published July 18, 2019 Tues., June 02/20
City leaders in Mesa, Arizona, operate a municipality where the interests of police officers are valued more highly than ordinary citizens, including those the police have wronged.
Two years ago, I wrote about Daniel Shaver, an unarmed 26-year-old who in 2016 was shot to death in a hotel hallway while begging for his life. The killer, Mesa Police Officer Philip Brailsford, (pic above) was put on trial for murder. Jurors were not allowed to know that he had scratched “You’re fucked” into his service weapon. He was acquitted of murder and manslaughter, despite video of as chilling and egregious a police killing as I’ve ever seen.
Source:https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2019/07/daniel-shaver killing/594091/ Link to 4min vid below