• Petitioned Phoenix Police Department

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Phoenix Police Department
Chief of Phoenix Police
City of Phoenix
Mayor Stanton of Phoenix

Phoenix Police Department, Hold Officer Patrick Larson Accountable For Police Brutality

    1. Joanna Blackhart
    2. Petition by

      Joanna Blackhart

      Austin, United States

Two years ago, Officer Patrick Larson of the Phoenix Police tackled a 15 year old girl head first into a wall, after she'd had a fight with her teacher.

The girl was walking away slowly, and Larson charged her in a full on sprint, slamming his arm into her face at full speed, against a brick wall.

On Monday, March 11th, he was given a total of five days suspension. Even at such a little punishment for having overly abused a child, he is fighting his punishment, saying its too harsh.

This is absolutely unacceptable. In a clear display of police brutality, this is sending the message that not only can they beat someone who is not fighting back, but that it is acceptable to even beat children.

Officer Larson must be held accountable for these actions, and should be removed from the line of duty. Anyone who believes that such actions are acceptable should not be allowed to continue as an officer, who's main job is supposed to be to protect and serve.

This is neither protecting, nor serving.

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    1. Reached 50 signatures
    2. Seeking Email Addresses For Phoenix Police

      Joanna Blackhart
      Petition Organizer

      I'm unable to locate any public email addresses for either the Chief of Police of Phoenix, or of the Police of Phoenix themselves. The only email on their website is a form letter. If anyone is able to locate these addresses for me, please send me a message and I will update the petition accordingly.


    Reasons for signing

    • harold walker EUSTIS, FL
      • 7 months ago

      I'm especially pissed that the victim is a girl

    • ian welby SAGAMORE BEACH MA, MA
      • 9 months ago

      i believe public servants should be held accountable for assault just as a normal private citizen would be

    • François Hoffmann DORTMUND, GERMANY
      • over 1 year ago

      This is insane. Like I keep saying, every time I grow frustrated with Europe, I look across the Atlantic. That guy would have (rightfully) ruined his life by doing that ON CAMERA over here, if he'd even managed to become an officer. #OnlyInAmerica

    • Kelly Luck KANSAS CITY, MO
      • over 1 year ago

      This gives my brother-in-law, and every other good, upstanding cop who does their job right a bad name.

      • over 1 year ago

      Because the man is a pig.


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