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Hutto says the body-camera video will be released once the investigation is over.
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In a statement Sunday evening, Fort Collins police chief John Hutto says the department will review the officer’s actions.
Police spokeswoman Kate Kimble tells the Coloradoan newspaper that the woman struck the officer in the university town of Fort Collins on Thursday after police detained her boyfriend. Kimble says the officer used “standard arrest control” to subdue her.
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No phone number could be found for her.
Police identified the woman as 22-year-old Michaella Surat. She was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and obstructing a peace officer and released on bond.
A video spreading on social media shows a police officer in Colorado throwing a woman face-first onto a sidewalk after a scuffle.
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(Twitter screengrab) A video spreading on social media shows a police officer in Colorado throwing a woman face-first onto a sidewalk after a scuffle.
But Hutto says he will not release the video from officers’ body cameras. “This is an open investigation and to release evidence, absent a truly compelling reason, would not be proper,” he says.
Seems excessive #ColoradoState pic.twitter.com/rtfzgBs4Yk