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Dramatic dashcam footage of an Arizona police department cruiser plowing into an armed suspect on Feb. 19 has sparked debate about whether the unusual tactic taken by an officer was excessive force. These photos released to NBC News by Marana Police on Wednesday, show the aftermath of incident. Construction blocks are scattered where the police car came to a halt and the car's front end is seriously damaged.
Mario Valencia, who was allegedly armed with a stolen gun survived the collision and faces a long list of charges. Officer Michael Rapiejko was cleared by the prosecutor's office and was placed on paid leave for three days but has returned to duty. An administrative review is currently ongoing.