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Pima County Attorney's Office investigating Culinary Dropout incident

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Posted at 5:35 PM, Jan 07, 2022

TUCSON, Ariz. (KGUN) — An investigation is underway following an officer-involved incident from November, the Pima County Attorney's Office said.

On Friday, evidence from the officer-involved incident that happened on November 14, 2021, in the parking lot of Culinary Dropout located at 2543 E Grant Road, was delivered by the Tucson Police Department to the Pima County Attorney's Office.

On November 14, an off-duty officer tried restraining two women by taking them down to the ground in the parking lot of Culinary Dropout. The two women were taken down to the ground after a driver became upset over the women walking too slowly across the parking lot.

Michelle Aloisi says she has a leg problem that slows her down. They say the man got out of his truck, chest bumped Brittney Aloisi and took her down. Her mother Michelle tried to help.

They say when they tried to call the police, the man said he is a police officer. He’s Tucson Police Officer Robert Szelewski. The women say while Brittney Aloisi was down, the officer put his knee on her throat.

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TPD conducted an administrative investigation regarding the incident. According to the department, "The cellphone video, other video footage, and witness statements will be considered as part of both the criminal and administrative investigations."

The attorney's office said they won't comment on this matter any further until they've completed their investigation.

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