Cop Smashes Woman's Face Into Pavement (Video)
"Authorities in Colorado say they are investigating an intense video that shows a police officer slamming a female college student to the ground.
“There will be an internal review of the officer’s actions from the perspective of policy and procedure,” Fort Collins police Chief John Hutto said in a Sunday press release.
The video was filmed Thursday and circulated on social media over the weekend. It shows a Fort Collins police officer grab a woman by the arm outside a nightclub and throw her face-first to the sidewalk…
Police identified the woman as Michaella Surat, 22. The Coloradoan reports she’s a junior at Colorado State University.
Hutto said it’s too soon to tell whether the officer’s actions were abusive.
“Rarely in use of force situations is there agreement from all the parties involved as to the appropriateness, efficacy, or necessity of its use,” he said.
While the nine-second cellphone video captures the moment the officer throws Surat to the ground, it does not show what happened in the seconds before. “*
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