Officers Cleared of Criminal Charges

July 17, 2009

On June 1, 2009 Mesa Police officers responded to a local motel reference a reported miscarriage, which raised concerns regarding proper disposal of the fetus. The involved officers were administratively reassigned pending a complete investigation.

The Maricopa County Attorney's Office has reviewed the details of the case and determined there were no criminal actions on the part of the officers. Charges will not be filed.

The procedures, policies and protocols of the Mesa Police Department are, and will continue to be, evaluated to ensure proper direction and guidelines are in place for officers. The Mesa Police Department and Mesa Fire Department have worked together on a joint protocol to ensure this type of incident does not occur in the future. We continue to work closely with the Mesa Fire Department to provide the best possible service to the residents of Mesa.



Mesa Police Department
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PO Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211

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