PHOENIX (AP) — A Mesa policeman has been indicted on aggravated assault charges stemming from a road-rage incident.
Police say Sgt. Mike Duke is scheduled to appear Aug. 22 before a commissioner.
The 19-year veteran has applied for a medical retirement and his application is pending before the city's retirement board.
Police officials said at a news conference last month that they believe the 42-year-old Duke landed the first blow during a confrontation with two brothers on Dec. 18.
Police had arrested Randy and Jerry Smyers, but dropped the charges and asked Scottsdale police to investigate to avoid the appearance of a conflict of interest.
Duke was off-duty and driving to an urgent-care center in his minivan with his three sons when the incident occurred in northeast Mesa.
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