Robert Johnson

5 Arizona officers who brutally beat a non-combative man during an arrest have been suspended. Robert Johnson, 35, was beaten senseless by cops responding to a domestic violence call at his apartment in Mesa.

Robert Johnson

Surveillance video from the apartment building caught the May 23 incident. The footage shows Johnson pressing the elevator button in a hallway as officers surround him like sharks before brutally beating him into submission when he refused orders to sit down.

Robert Johnson

One officer punched Johnson in the face six times while another cop pulled his legs out from under him. Johnson hit his head as he slid down the wall.

The suspended cops are Jhonte Jones, Rudy Monarrez, Ernesto Calderon, Robert Gambee and William Abbiatti.

The sixth officer, who watched the beating, was not suspended.

Johnson, 35, fought back tears as he spoke out during a press conference at his church on Thursday. He said the police left him "stressed and hurt."

The video from the building's surveillance was leaked to the police chief by a pastor.

"I didn't know anything about this, and the way I learned about this is because a member of the community sent me the video and said, 'Hey, this looks very alarming, and I need you to look at it,'" said Chief Ramon Batista. "I examined it, and I immediately opened up an investigation."

Batista said he would review police procedures and acknowledged the need for a culture change within his police force.

"There's going to be a special directive that says that we will not strike somebody in the face or in the head unless they are showing us active aggression," he said.

WARNING: This raw video contains graphic violence that may be disturbing to some viewers.

 

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    we will not strike somebody in the face or in the head unless they are showing us active aggression
    ______________________________________

    this is what they learned at the academy???????? (oh and, not watching teh vid; the still shot is graphic enough for me, smh)

  • Yoni7

    WITH PAY! I can't stand a punk ass cop that hits like a damn fairy. Then to keep kneeing him and shit while he was down AND in handcuffs as if he was a threat?! Fukk boi ass move. Talking about he thought he was getting himself ready for a physical altercation.

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z1lo6u-UIbo Nancy Drew-Natural & Luv’n It!

    suspended with pay i'm sure, smh

  • tia

    The black officer showed and acted an ass too.. they're sometimes worse than the white ones... damn shame

  • Yoni7

    Can't stand their pompous and arrogant asses.

  • MsVAllDay

    And it's the brother punching him in the face! That uncle tom azz mutafuckka should be fired!!!

  • cherrypie

    Not watching this horrible video. Once was enough and I could only get through a few seconds. I really really hope that each one loses their job and are charged with assault and then are sentenced more harshly because the were officers. That is my hope but sadly I doubt it will happen.

  • no name

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  • Django the God

    Once he just walked up behind him and started patting him down all near his groin, he already asserted dominance.

  • RaginB

    The black cop just did the damn most...it didn’t even take all that.

  • Django the God

    He could've got a spinning back fist--right--there and or a knee to the dome, up against the wall.

  • ShelbyMoore

    Suspended? If I was at work and I beat up someone that came in there, I would have been arrested and fired. This is why I hate police and I never feel sorry when they are beaten and killed. #SorryNotSorry #GoldenRule

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    ...But Trump thinks it's wrong for NFL players to kneel to make a statement against police brutality.

  • Evillene

    I noticed that too. Black/brown cops can be just as dangerous as their yt colleagues. Scary.

  • Yoni7

    It really didn't.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Sometimes the black cops are the worst. It's like they go overboard to prove to their white colleagues that they're "one of the boys".

  • Quitedeliteful

    I hope suspended means fired without pay or pension...

  • Renee26

    The other thug in blue who watched should have been suspended too...(S)He's guilty by association and not stopping it. This is why I say there are no good cops. They never stand up for what's right in instances like this. Fugg the police!

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  • Renee26

    Ok!

  • cherrypie

    Exaaaaaactly!! Every company has a strict no tolerance policy for violence in the workplace. They are supposed to de-esculate situations. Can you imagine how much shit was going on before we were able to record situations like this? I hope this guy sues and is awarded a lot of money for this. #thisisamerica

  • bemetoo

    i said the same thing with his muscle head ass ...

  • Renee26

    I feel the same

  • Yoni7

    Don't forget the white one that slammed his head into the elevator door. His d!ck HAS TO be little.

  • cherrypie

    He prolly has a history of violence with black folks but takes it easy with the white ones smh

  • Renee26

    ??? truth

  • Quitedeliteful

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  • Renee26

    Yeah right

  • bemetoo

    muscle head small dick coon ass dack sucker

  • Django the God

    That last elbow, he really tried to hurt him bad.

    Trying to split him wide open.

  • Kemi

    Black popo were involved, so swift judgment. It’s usually prolonged or never acknowledged if it is an all white thugs in uniform!! I hope he sues the sh@t of their pants.

  • sunni_daze

    Only to get thrown under the bus later down the line.

  • sunni_daze

    Something needs to be in place that takes a portion if these officers pensions. Everytime the city is sued for police misconduct, the officer's pension should be used to pay the victim. Either they will retire broke or do fucking better.

  • king shun

    you beat on a woman police will beat on you period usually in front of the woman

  • Applebootay

    The video from the building’s surveillance was leaked to the police chief by a pastor.
    ____________________________
    But how did the pastor get it? I'm curious to know who be leaking these damn videos...

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Right... No need for a judge, jury or any due process.
    Just let the cops beat a man down on the spot based on a mere accusation. SMH.

    #TrumpLogic

  • Mrs. Joyce

    Look at the Black cop, why is he so angry at this man. Some Black cops are no better than those who also aim to harm unarmed non violent Black men. This is sickening.

  • Anunnaki

    Sickening. This blackkoon cop got his fist balled up....I CANT watch this chyt...

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    Doubt it! Suspended means, "Chill at home until shht blows over and ppl forget about it because the cause and effect doesn't pertain to us so we have no plans to let you go."

  • Anunnaki

    Dumbest chyt ever....did u see hit beat a woman...

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    But catch this tea, he'll be the first one they throw under the bus or the only one to get arrested if things get too foggy for the precinct.

  • Applebootay

    RIght! it was a domestic call, could've been for anything.....Domestic just means either a neighbor called or someone in the home...loud music, family dispute, etc....could be anything. Imma need receipts.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    I cant even watch this, I can only imagine. Just looking at the pics I can tell the black officer was the worst!

  • DETROITTOATL

    These M!@@### need to start being thrown in jail. Damn a suspension. This has gotten to far out of control PERIOD.

  • DETROITTOATL

    Yes. Stupid ARSes

  • Applebootay

    That sh#t look so wrong. Just because he didn't want to sit down like a dog, he gotta be beat. Disgusting..

  • king shun

    play games all you want i researched the case he beat his gf

  • DETROITTOATL

    Me I ordered a size 10 color block coat and the sucka fit my 5 year old niece. Never again

  • Kay Gee

    It was horrific and I only watched a small portion of it days ago. This policing has become a serious problem in the USA. Every time I see a video like this I remember that idiot djt telling the police that they should be MORE BRUTAL during arrest while placing suspects in the car, to me, this is the license they needed to be cruel during any and every situation.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    That's what I thought. But the media won't report this because it doesn't fit their narrative.

  • NuBeauty

    Yep, that's what makes it so f*cked up.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    One day, I want yt pepo to experience injustice.Yt pepo and the police are thee most animalistic beings the world has seen.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Apparently he beat his girlfriend like a dog.

  • Ni Ni

    I mean the whooped his azz.I watched most of that long video the other day and he seemed to comply to me. He let them search him and wasnt aggressive.

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    she probably regrets calling now... sometimes calling 12 makes things worse. #blackfolksstopcallingthepolice2018

  • Ni Ni

    Oh???

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    What if it was the black cops sister that he was beating on?? Just a thought

  • Thingamajig

    The black cops are just as ruthless as the white cops when it comes to police brutality. The only difference is the black ones lose their jobs and the white ones don't.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Ice Cube said the black cops are worse than the white cops. But let CNN tell it... ?

  • Applebootay

    but where is that in the story? or where is the link to the full story?

  • Hmmm~?

    That was exactly why he did that. Seeking acceptance and clout from his pig friends. A mf shame.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Probably got if from the building manager.

    But I'm glad this video got leaked. Otherwise these cops wouldnt face any punishment.

  • Yoni7

    LMAOOOOOO

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  • Alicia.Ashe

    Should’ve been fired, all of them.

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  • NuBeauty

    I can't with this story. I cant even hit play.....
    I honestly want to BLAST some NWA in my office and dare somebody to say something.....This got me pissed!!!

  • Ain’t Misbehavin

    CNN is strictly for entertainment purposes. They are no better than Fox.

  • Rayne

    I got pulled up over before by a woman ????.she did the DAMN MOST! I just looked at her like are you finished? Before I drove off. Then I called her a bitch.

  • Rayne

    They tried to tear his got damn soul out! Smfh

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Nope! Not clicking. First, Mr Bourdain and now this? Un-uh No, I not going to do it. *SN: I was just wondering if policeman are so comfortable murdering and beating up people because the Rodney King Police got away with beating Mr. King? Have they always thought they were invincible?

  • Allihave2say

    Speecheless….

  • GrapeCrush

    THIS!!! ??????

  • SumthinSweeter

    My brother in-law is a police officer and when I tell you they stick together... THEY stick together. No matter the color of their skin or the ethnicity they belong to. He is a good one though thank god, but officers of the law are no longer respected. Especially within the urban and black communities. My uncle always said that most of them were bullied as kids and grew up with something to prove and hide behind their badges as a way to take out their aggressions.

  • SumthinSweeter

    Yes and yes. Always!

  • SumthinSweeter

    A guy (I forgot which city) did the same thing riding by a police officer and got a citation for being a public nuisance. The flip side though, he is fighting the charge and ticket and a lawyer (white/caucasian) took his case pro-bono.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    I remember back in the 1980s when CNN was a bonafide news network. Now it's a propaganda network conducting social experiments on viewers..

  • Lucky8

    But the s*ithole should realize they will fire him and keep the white ones, watch, they will be transferred

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Or if the white ones get fired, they get another job a couple days later over in the next city. White people look out for their own.

  • Shawty

    Why they do that to him. He wasn't doing anything wrong...they didn't hit the white guy, I wonder why? Hope all they behinds FIRED!

  • Anunnaki

    When i resesrch , Google
    tells me im a continent and a country, that dont make it the truth. Im just saying. I dont know, but beating this man is just awful. These are officers of the law

  • blue skies

    okay!

  • Renee26

    His d!ck HAS TO be little.

    DEAD.... Big FACTS

  • Renee26

    He let the world know he thinks it's acceptable so no justice will be seen on his watch... He's sitting in the top authoritative seat and is in full support of police brutality

  • Renee26

    I thought it was the other guy being detained that possibly made the call...he sure wasn't trippin about that azz whipping being delt and they both were stopped at the same time.

  • Renee26

    ???

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  • Renee26

    Just go to Rainbow... They have a site too

  • Renee26

    Big Facts

  • tia

    already...

  • https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/feb/18/american-police-brutality-chicago-guantanamo Afra

    A wild sexual orgy of police violence.

  • Quitedeliteful

    Yep. Ordering anything from China is a no for me...

  • Quitedeliteful

    That's always the way... smh...

  • http://batman-news.com Roderick2011

    Rayne: Then I called her a bitch.

    Ha,ha,ha!!!

  • Simone

    So true.

  • Rayne

    I’m not going to nobody’s jail lmao

  • Chocolate Bliss

    They are simply because they're trying to fit in. Like how the black over seers would brutalize the slaves to get on massa's good side.

  • Jennifer

    More proof that modern day police are not here to protect and serve, but are here to seek revenge from being pussies as youths.

    My daddy was CPD from 1961-1998 and I grew up honoring and respecting the force. The crazy thing is, as he got closer to retirement, he would talk about all the punk asses making it into the force that could have never made it in his day. Little guys who wished they were bigger, big guys who wanted to be tougher, etc. We thought he was just getting old and crabby. But the truth is there has been a shortage of true alpha males and a surplus of perpetrating punk assess as a whole!

  • MzNicolle Serenity

    Yep!

  • dontgetblocked

    Seems like there is more to this story. They were answering a domestic violence call. Who did he beat? How many times had they answered that same call with that same man? Ole boy isn't innocent.

  • i troll it like i see it

    The black cop was especially brutal. He beat him like he did something to him personally. He was just so EAGER to beat that man to a pulp! Just pure evil.

  • i troll it like i see it

    Wasn't it crazy? I wonder if he's that violent with everyone in his life.

  • i troll it like i see it

    It really was, just abhorrently violent.

  • i troll it like i see it

    We need details! This is the only place I've heard that.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Cops don't like women beaters. He's lucky that's all they did to him.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Who's surprised at this? I keep telling anybody who'll listen that black folks treat blacks worse than any other group of people. Facts. He was going IN on that guys face, knee'd him, etc. Before they even started, I said to myself 'watch the black cop.' Sure enough, he did the most.

    I remember a black cop literally racing up a street going 50 just to pull me over for going 40. It made no MF sense. He was a complete AH.

  • Lorenzo Chaps

    Like this idiot. He'll get fired and the white cops will keep their jobs cuz they'll be able to say they were trying to protect the black cop and had to help him in a situation he himself escalated. I know I would. Bye n i gga.

  • i troll it like i see it

    I don't like woman beaters either but that's just not the story that's being released. I guess we just don't have all the details yet.

  • Jussjess25

    Yup, cause everybody gonna get they jobs back but his black ass.

  • WhooCares

    ????

  • Gina

    Female cops are "THE WORST", they try to their hardest to prove that they are badass..

  • Waya Hedia

    Reacting to these videos as if we knew what was going on is silly and childish. So is non-compliance when a bunch of cops are standing around you. This is just another fart in the wind.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    I recently said something similar i.e. they should be required to pay the costs of arrests & trials personally just like the people being arrested have to to prove justified police involvement & I bet there will be far fewer bogus/unfounded /bs arrests , prosecution & police interaction. If individual ofcrs & departments had to pay per matter they opt to get involved in it would be waaaay less police harassment, swatting errors, etc. Because they will have incentive to protect themselves by staying out of bs

  • Goodii2Shoes

    Bc it's irrelevant? If he beat her like dog then arrest him & go on to the nxt call. Or maybe take a wellness break to process the ordeal but beat a taxpayer on duty & make the news over it isn't in the handbooks I'm sure.

  • Goodii2Shoes

    &that's the reality.

  • Chuck

    What's the point of beating him, better yet hitting him? He was defenseless and never resisted on video.

  • http://sandrarose.com SandraRose

    Actually, Fox News is less biased and ranked higher than CNN (which wallows at the bottom of the ratings).

  • Youngblood

    Lmao you so right about that
    But that dude was eating them punches like nothing. He still was popping off i really don't think they hurt him they just played there self.

  • Boonella

    They are almost ALWAYS worse than the white ones...

  • tia

    You're not telling one lie...straight truth.

  • sunni_daze

    It sure would. An overnight overhaul.

  • Alexis Carson

    SUSPENDED?? Really, they should be taken out back and shot.

  • Trace da Ace

    wow....and to make it all the way messed up, was that the main cop was a black man......smdh.....like all of that was sooo unnecessary.....I smell a lawsuit coming.....

  • disqus_vTNhfrtBCE

    All of them should be fired including the one who watched. Precedence should be set so other officers will know that they are not above the law and use of excessive force won’t be tolerated.

  • Karen Brady

    Yep.. one 'fictional' example is that black cop in BOYZ IN THE HOOD who makes Tre cry.