Judge dismisses charge against ex-Mesa officer in shooting
December 13, 2020
PHOENIX (AP) — A judge has ruled that there wasn't enough evidence to put a former Mesa police officer on trial for shooting an unarmed man in the buttocks outside a sports bar in the Phoenix suburb.
The judge on Friday dismissed the charge accusing Nathan Chisler of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon in the 2019 encounter with Randy Sewell, KNXV-TV reported.
Police body-worn camera video showed officers scuffled with Sewell outside the Ojos Locos Sports Cantina when they tried to arrest him.
Sewell, who was unarmed, had been tasered, and he was holding onto a utility pole.