WATCH: Arizona Cop Beats Man Bloody, Own Department Says He Used Excessive Force

Graphic Video: An internal investigation found that a cop used excessive force on a man sleeping in a friend's vehicle

The Glendale Police Department released body-camera video of a police officer who investigators said used excessive force in taking an unarmed man into custody in June 2019.

Officer Joshua Carroll of the Glendale Police Department resigned from his position after he beat David Dulaney in the head so much that a puddle of blood formed on the ground and caused him to require medical staples on his head.

Glendale police announced in September 2019 that Carroll had handed in his resignation in response to the recommendation that he be fired, KTAR News reports.

The incident happened on June 13, 2019. According to police, Carroll showed up at an apartment complex in Glendale, Arizona about a report of a man sleeping in a car.

Joshua Carroll

Carroll knocks on the window, Dulaney rolled down the window partially and said he was waiting for a friend.

Carroll tried to get information but Dulaney wouldn't give his last name or date of birth. He then starts the car. That's when Carroll pulls Dulaney out of the car and uses his stun gun on him.

Carroll then uses the stun gun to hit Dulaney in the back and the back of the head, police said. Blood is seen spilling from Dulaney's head.

Dulaney was taken to the hospital where his head wound required staples, police said.

When asked about the altercation, Carroll told his sergeant he delivered blow after blow after blow to Dulaney's head, while Dulaney said, "You're hurting me," police documents said. Carroll told his sergeant, "no offense, but that was exactly what I was trying to do, was to get that pain compliance," according to police documents.

An internal investigation found Carroll used excessive force and they recommended that he be fired. But before that happened, Carroll resigned effective Aug. 31, 2019.

A Glendale police commander wrote the following in Carroll's recommendation for firing:

"Officer Carroll has a pattern of discipline involving poor decision making that has escalated to a point that I no longer have confidence in his ability during routine contacts and stressful situations.

A review panel found Carroll was justified in deploying his taser, using a control hold, and striking Dulaney's head with his hand - but not in hitting Dulaney in the head with a taser.

Interim Chief of Police Chris Briggs says,

“I am extremely disappointed in the actions of this former employee.”

Comments (16)
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csc
csc

Basically, if you aren't submissive enough officers use excessive force. It's a power thing. Dude could have been killed from the head injury but this is usually covered up..thank goodness for body cam's!

Fishermen
Fishermen

I'm moving out of Glendale in 46 days 👍

Jimmh
Jimmh

So they found the cop justified except beating him in the head with a taser???. I guess they didn’t want the cop to damage the taser because it cost a lot of money for the taser.

Marie1951
Marie1951

This is utterly horrendous! What murderous beast! Why is the man in jail??!! He can see this poor guy has mental problems. All this for simply sleeping in his car. Damn!! Good riddance!! I’d hate to be his wife. Incredibly mean spirited and callous.

PigletSmiglet
PigletSmiglet

Oinks!

Al Pierrepoint
Al Pierrepoint

Why hasn't this officer been charged with assault?

NonyaFknB
NonyaFknB

psychopath

justice101
justice101

THANK GOD HE WASN"T BLACK...either one of them.

Chrome Dome
Chrome Dome

I keep telling people all the time that there’s no such thing as good cops and fuck yes he should’ve been fired and charged but somehow they allow him to resign and receive his pension or go somewhere else and be hired and do this all over again and these people aren’t human at all and if they’re not going to pay in hell’s fire then nobody’s going,and this is why Colin Kaepernick kneels but no after the biggest bigoted fool that’s ever been elected saying it’s disrespectful to the flag but the flag just disrespected him.😡😎

Paulina-
Paulina-

"A review panel found Carroll was justified in deploying his taser, because as we all know, sleeping in a car is a major offence."

Tatoo49
Tatoo49

Gosh, the Police Chief, "... I am extremely disappointed...". The cop should have been fired, not allowed to resign, AND needs to be prosecuted for battery. Otherwise, next week a new job at a different police department to continue the illegal beatings. ALL COPS ARE WORTHLESS. YES, ALL.