FORT COLLINS, Colorado. (AP) — A video spreading on social media shows a Colorado police officer throwing a woman face-first onto a sidewalk after an ensuing scuffle.
The woman allegedly struck the police officer in the university town of Fort Collins on Thursday after police detained her boyfriend, police spokeswoman Kate Kimble told the http://noconow.co/2oaZelr” target=”_blank”>Coloradoan newspaper.
The officer used “standard arrest control” to subdue her, Kimble said.
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In a statement released Sunday evening, Fort Collins Police Chief John Hutto pledged to conduct a fair and thorough investigation of the video and maintained the department would review the officer’s actions, he said.
But Hutto added that 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 said.
Hutto says the body-camera video will be released once the investigation is over.
Colorado Police officials 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.
No phone number could be found for the woman.