“Larrison has at least 3 experts within the department who watched the video and agree he acted within policy.”
The incident happened on Jan. 25, 2011 at Ombudsman Charter School at 4000 E. Thomas Road. Officer Patrick Larrison ran up behind the girl, who was walking away, and threw her into the wall. She was hit so hard that she appeared to be temporarily knocked unconscious.
2 years later Larrison received his sentence. The penalty for brutally slamming a 15-year-old girl into a wall who posed no threat whatsoever, a 32-hour vacation.
According to the Phoenix Law Enforcement Association, Officer Patrick Larrison received a 40-hour suspension for a use of force incident, which unbeknownst to him, was filmed and posted on YouTube.
Incidentally, after review, the opinion of the Tactical Training Detail was that the force was in policy; however former Phoenix Police Commander Rob Handy overruled the decision, as did Chief Garcia.
Officer Larrison’s suspension was reduced to 32 hours, however, there is more to this case and PLEA is considering filing a Special Action with the court due to the City’s failure to turn over witness testimony required under ARS 38-1101.
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