(Phoenix, Arizona) – The Maricopa County Attorney’s Office reviewed a submittal from the Phoenix Police Department for an incident that occurred on Oct. 27, 2022, to determine whether two officers used excessive force when taking a defendant into custody after the defendant fired on the officers at a convenience store in west Phoenix.
After a careful review of all the facts and evidence in the case, the office determined that the actions taken by Officer Eddie Becerra warranted a criminal charge. Prosecutors presented the case to a Maricopa County Grand Jury on Thursday, Jan. 26, 2023. The presentation included body worn camera footage, surveillance video provided by the convenience store, and a video recorded by a bystander. The Grand Jury declined to issue an indictment.
MCAO also reviewed the facts and evidence as it related to actions taken by Officer Nicholas Beck. The office determined there was no reasonable likelihood of conviction for his conduct and did not seek a grand jury indictment.
Due to the high level of public interest in this matter, the office requested that the Grand Jury findings be unsealed. Below you will find a copy of the Motion granting MCAO permission to release the decision of the Grand Jury regarding Officer Becerra, as well as the turn-down letter provided to Phoenix Police regarding Officer Beck.
Motion to Release Grand Jury Information
Decline Prosecution Notification