The Phoenix Police Department is receiving backlash after a controversial challenge coin was made and distributed to officers.
According to KNXV, no officers have been disciplined because of the coin, and the Police Chief is aware of it being out in the Department.
The coin references an incident in August 2017 where an officer shot a protester in the groin area with a pepper ball. The protesters were there in opposition to a then-President Trump rally being held at the convention center.
The protest started peacefully, but descended into chaos as the night went on. Eventually protesters began throwing objects and gas canisters at the officers.
The officer at the center of the act of aggression had been investigated and cleared of any wrongdoing for the 2017 incident. He was however on the Brady List after he was reported for illegally choking a man in 2004. He was charged, but those were later dropped.
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