FORT COLLINS, Colo. — A video spreading on social media shows a police officer in Colorado throwing a woman onto a sidewalk after a scuffle.
Police spokeswoman Kate Kimble tells the Coloradoan newspaper (http://noconow.co/2oaZelr ) that the woman struck the officer in the university town of Fort Collins on Thursday after police detained her boyfriend who had gotten in a fight at the Bondi Beach Bar. Kimble says the officer used “standard arrest control” to subdue her.
Kimble says the department has its own video from police body-worn cameras. She says that video hasn’t been released because the case is still open. The department will review the officer’s use of force.
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.
No phone number could be found for her.
Information from: Fort Collins Coloradoan, http://www.coloradoan.com
The Associated Press contributed to this report.