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Fort Collins Police Respond to Viral ‘Body Slam’ Video

Cellphone footage of a Fort Collins police officer ‘body slamming’ a female outside of Bondi Beach Bar in Old Town last week has gone viral. Fort Collins Police have released a statement in response.

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In the early morning hours of Thursday, April 6, Fort Collins Police responded to a disturbance at the bar, when the girlfriend of one suspect interfered with the officers. A portion of the incident was captured on video, which shows an officer throwing Colorado State University student Michaella Surat to the ground.

That video was shared on social media, as well as a popular website, Barstool Sports, where it then went viral. Many people have spoken out against the actions of our local law enforcement officers.

Fort Collins Police Chief Hutto has addressed the video footage in this following Fort Collins Police Services Facebook post:

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