DENVER (AP) - The Denver Civil Service Commission has upheld a 30-day suspension for a police officer who shoved a man while working security at a bar in 2014.
The Denver Post reports (https://dpo.st/1MtibtE ) the commission released a letter Tuesday saying Officer Choice Johnson violated police policy by using an Israeli martial arts technique on Brandon Schreiber. It says Schreiber wasn’t aggressive and Johnson “simply attacked” him.
Scheiber argued with Johnson for handcuffing his brother to take him to the city’s detox unit. Surveillance video shows Schreiber’s hands were at his sides when the officer put his hands on his shoulders and pushed him backward.
Johnson was originally ordered to serve a 30-day suspension but a hearing officer overturned the punishment after he appealed.
Scheiber has filed a lawsuit against Johnson and police.
Information from: The Denver Post, https://www.denverpost.com
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