As a result of the jury verdict with former Mesa Police Officer Mitchell Brailsford, the following statement was made last night by the Mesa Police Department:
The trial of former Mesa Police Officer Mitchell Brailsford has concluded. The jury has reached a verdict of “not guilty.”
From the outset of this incident, we completed and provided a thorough investigation to the Maricopa County Attorneys Office (MCAO). We have confidence in the due process of the criminal justice system to review the facts completely and accurately.
Moving forward, we will continue to evaluate our policies, tactics, and training in pursuit of operational best practices. We are committed in our mission to be transparent and partner within our city to prevent and reduce crime; to build respect, trust and preserve human rights.