Man Allegedly Punched in the Head by Police Deserves Justice

Target: Ramon Batista, Mesa, Arizona Police Chief

Goal: Fire police officers who reportedly beat an unarmed man and punched him in the head repeatedly.

33-year-old Robert Johnson was allegedly leaning against a railing in his apartment complex on his cell phone when four police officers approached him and reportedly began searching him for weapons. The officers then reportedly ordered him to stand by a nearby elevator and surrounded him, before they allegedly began beating him until he slumped down to the ground in an unconscious state. Demand justice for this man who appears to have been the victim of undue and unjust force.

The entire 20-minute incident was captured on the apartment complex’s surveillance video, which appears to show the four officers grabbing Johnson, kneeing him in the stomach, and landing several punches to his body and head before he falls unconscious. They then appear to place him in handcuffs and shove his head once more into the elevator door. Despite this alleged use of excessive force, the four officers in question have been given paid leave while the Mesa Police Department carries out its own internal investigation.

This police department must take a stronger stand against this alleged case of police brutality. Johnson deserves justice for this reported beating. Sign below and demand that Mesa Police Chief Ramon Batista fire the officers believed to be responsible.

PETITION LETTER:

Dear Chief Batista,

The alleged beating that Mesa resident Robert Johnson reportedly suffered at the hands of your officers was more than a mere ‘mistake’ as you have claimed. This unarmed man was reportedly kneed and punched multiple times in what appears to have been a ruthless attack. While your department is conducting its own investigation, we demand justice for this man.

The man in question was not under any investigation or suspected of having committed any crime at the time officers arrived at the complex answering a domestic dispute call with which he was not involved. While this could be a case of mistaken identity, the officers’ alleged actions appear to have been excessive, especially given the fact that Johnson was not found to be carrying any weapons at the time.

This reported behavior is unprofessional and unbecoming of law enforcement. That is why we demand that the officers allegedly responsible be fired from your department.

Sincerely,

[Your Name Here]

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