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DALY CITY, CA - APRIL 18:  A bowl of medicinal marijuana is displayed in a booth at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The two day Cannabis and Hemp Expo features speakers, retailers selling medical marijuana smoking paraphernalia and a special tent available for medical marijuana card holders to smoke their medicine. Voters in California will consider a measure on the November general election ballot that could make the State the first in the nation to legalize the growing of a limited amount of marijuana for private use.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

DALY CITY, CA - APRIL 18: A bowl of medicinal marijuana is displayed in a booth at The International Cannabis and Hemp Expo April 18, 2010 at the Cow Palace in Daly City, California. The two day Cannabis and Hemp Expo features speakers, retailers selling medical marijuana smoking paraphernalia and a special tent available for medical marijuana card holders to smoke their medicine. Voters in California will consider a measure on the November general election ballot that could make the State the first in the nation to legalize the growing of a limited amount of marijuana for private use. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

PHOENIX (AP) — Phoenix’s police chief says three officers have resigned and another has been demoted after a driver was forced to eat marijuana found in his vehicle during a traffic stop.

Chief Joseph Yahner announced at a news conference Thursday afternoon that two of the four officers are under a criminal investigation.

The names of the four officers weren’t immediately released.

Yahner says a 19-year-old Phoenix man was stopped for a traffic violation around 3:30 a.m. on Sept. 13.

The man later told police officials that the officers demanded that he eat the marijuana to avoid going to jail.

Yahner called the allegations “disturbing and upsetting” and says his department holds officers accountable for their actions.

The chief says he planned to fire three of the officers involved before they resigned.