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10 Worst Police Brutality Videos in Arizona

There's been no shortage of police brutality videos in Arizona over the years.

We've compiled some of the most memorable police brutality videos below:

10.) This video of the arrest of ASU professor Ersula Ore has caused controversy over who's in the wrong here, keep in mind that Officer Stewart Ferrin first made contact with her for jaywalking.

9.) This video shows former Maricopa County detention officer Kevin Gerster putting his boot down on the neck of an inmate. Gerster ended up getting jail time for assault for this and the assault of another inmate.

8.) Iraq War veteran Jose Guerena died after being shot more than 60 times by the Pima County Regional SWAT team while conducting a "drug raid" (which yielded no drugs). Police had claimed that they saw muzzle flashes coming from inside the house, though Guerena's gun had the safety on and was never fired. His family received a multimillion-dollar settlement.

7.) This video isn't particularly brutal -- it only shows Phoenix cop Richard Chrisman planting a crack pipe on a mentally ill woman and grabbing her by the neck. The video's important because Chrisman went on to fatally shoot an unarmed Phoenix resident. Chrisman is currently serving a prison sentence for manslaughter.

6.) Jerald Newman earned a $30,000 settlement from the Town of Buckeye for being bloodied by police at a Walmart during a Black Friday scrum in 2011.

5.) This one's a little different: Maricopa County Sheriff's Deputy Sean Pearce was driving an SUV reaching 81 mph in a 40 mph zone -- with no sirens or lights, though he was helping to pursue a suspect at the time -- when he crashed into John Edward Harding, 63, killing him. Pearce got a speeding ticket.

4.) Tucson Police Sergeant Joel Mann was suspended for a couple weeks after this blindside hit on a University of Arizona student, plus a shove of another student not shown in the above video.

3.) Phoenix cop Patrick Larrison was suspended for a few days for this hit on a 15-year-old girl.

2.) At the end of a car chase in Eloy, Manuel Longoria was fatally shot by Pinal County Sheriff's deputies. The two shots that put him on the ground came with his back turned, and hands in the air.

1.) Marty Atencio died in Maricopa County Jail after detention officers piled on him and used a Taser on him, before stripping him and dumping him in a cell, where he died. The county settled the lawsuit brought by his family.

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