Wednesday, July 30th, 2014

Wellton Police Officer Investigated For Excessive Force

Wellton-PoliceA Wellton police officer is on paid leave while an investigation is underway.  Officer Juan Saenz is accused of using excessive force from two different allegations. 

KYMA-TV says on July 6th, Saenz was conducting an investigation into a report of a disorderly suspect.  The 22-year-old male was arrested and then later reported that Saenz assaulted him during the arrest.  After the formal complaint was filed, an internal investigation began. 

The Yuma Police Department is assisting with the investigation as well.

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