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Glendale policeman facing firing over use of force resigns

Police in Glendale say one of their officers has resigned before he could be fired after an investigation into alleged use of force.
Posted at 6:21 AM, Sep 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-05 09:21:32-04

GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) - Police in Glendale say one of their officers has resigned before he could be fired after an investigation into alleged use of force.

They say Officer Joshua Carroll was found to be in violation of department policy while making an arrest of a man on June 13.

The police department on Wednesday released Carroll's body camera footage of the arrest, which showed him hitting the man in the head with a stun gun.

The man was taken to a hospital for treatment of his injuries.

Police officials reviewed the incident and removed Carroll from uniformed patrol duties.

Following the Use of Force Board review and the Professional Standard Unit's investigation, police say a recommendation was made to fire Carroll.

But police say Carroll resigned from the department, effective last Saturday.