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Father of Two Brutally Slammed, Held Down on Scorching Hot AZ Pavement Until He Dies

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No suspect should ever be held onto hot asphalt during the four hottest months of summer in Phoenix, Arizona, where pavement temps can reach 160 degrees. Now, yet again, another valley family is demanding answers after their loved one, Ramon Timothy Lopez, later died following a violent arrest which included being held onto scorching hot pavement. On August 4, Phoenix PD responded to a 911 call about a suspicious man who was looking into vehicles outside a liquor store in the Maryvale area near 51st avenue and Indian School Rd. When an officer arrived Lopez reportedly ran away from the officer into the store, reportedly throwing a drink at the officer as he fled. That officer who has yet to be identified, apprehended Lopez, slamming him to the ground in the street, and held him there until backup arrived. Predictably, Phoenix PD spokesperson Sgt. Mercedes Fortune defended the officers' actions saying, "Officers did not place their knee(s) on Ramon's neck and at no time was