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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. -- A Williams police officer who used a chokehold on a handcuffed prisoner and another officer who witnessed the incident have resigned.

Police Chief Herman Nixon said an investigation into the Aug. 10 chokehold used by officer Will Starcevich began after he reviewed videotapes made in the jail booking area.

The Arizona Daily Sun reported Nixon said the video shows Starcevich using the chokehold after being spit upon by the handcuffed suspect. Police policy forbids using a chokehold on handcuffed prisoners.

Starcevich resigned in late October after Nixon told him he would be suspended. Officer Brandon Hernandez witnessed the incident and resigned after he made inconsistent statements in another case.

A third officer was suspended for not reporting the incident.

Neither former officer could be reached by the Daily Sun.

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Information from: Arizona Daily Sun, http://www.azdailysun.com/

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