Settlement Reached In Madrigal Case
June 10, 2009
Today, the City of Mesa and the Madrigal family have mutually
resolved a case that began in 2003. This resolution does not
indicate wrong doing on the part of police personnel. Rather, it
is a business decision designed to conclude a difficult period
for all concerned.
As we know, police work is extremely hazardous and our officers
are placed in dangerous and unpredictable situations every day.
Mesa police officers are well trained and willingly take on
these risks because of their commitment to protecting our
The Maricopa County Attorney's Office reviewed this case and
determined the officers acted properly. Unfortunately, even when
police officers act appropriately, as they did in this case,
tragic outcomes sometimes occur.
Hopefully, this resolution provides closure to a very difficult
situation for all involved.