‘Brady’ list officer changed name to infamous movie gangster

When Officer James Beasley resigned from the Phoenix Police Department, his history of misconduct didn’t follow him to his new agency. His subsequent name change – the same as an infamous movie gangster – only further obscured his record. James Beasley is now Michael Corleone. While his identity change is attention-grabbing, an ABC15 investigation found his record on Maricopa County’s ‘Brady’ list was never disclosed to defendants in dozens, and likely hundreds, of cases after went to work for the Pascua Yaqui Police Department.

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