Video: Police officer throws woman face-first onto sidewalk

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Video of a police officer taking a woman to the ground went viral on social media over the weekend, CBS Denver reports.

The video, which was taken outside a bar and grill, shows 22-year-old Michaella Surat being thrown to the ground by a Fort Collins Police Services officer.

Those who know Surat told CBS Denver she may have been celebrating her birthday when the arrest occurred. The video only shows the takedown, and not what lead up to the arrest.

Fort Collins Police Services released a statement saying the arrest came after an altercation involving Surat’s boyfriend. 

Police were attempting to break up a fight when Surat shoulder checked an officer, according to police. Police said Surat was told to leave when she struck an officer. 

Police said the technique used to take Surat down was “standard arrest control.”

Surat was taken to the Larimer County Jail where she was charged with third-degree assault and obstructing a peace officer. 

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