The woman, who has been identified as 22-year-old Michelle Surat, can be seen in the video confronting the officer before he violently slams her onto the pavement.
Fort Collins police told NBC News that the video does not show the petite woman, Michaella Surat, assaulting the officer moments before the incident. Officers told her she could leave, but police say she remained on the scene and proceeded to physically obstruct and strike an officer.
Surat was taken to the Larimer County Jail where she was charged with third-degree assault and obstructing a peace officer.
The video had been more than 742,000 times within 24 hours of being posted on Instagram by Barstool Sports. I understand and appreciate why this event has sparked so much interest. He said the incident was captured by police body cameras but he said he would not release that footage until after the investigation is complete. The department will review the officer's use of force.
Authorities in Colorado say they are investigating an intense video that shows a police officer slamming a female college student to the ground. "These questions are only answered through the analysis of all the evidence after the fact".
"As this is still an open case, body camera video is not being released at this time", Kimble said. I am committed to preserving a process that ensures a fair and impartial outcome. She was then taken to the ground and arrested.