Tucson police review video of woman ‘blindsided’ by officer in riot gear
Video posted to YouTube on Sunday apparently shows an officer knocking down a woman walking near University Boulevard following Arizona’s loss to Wisconsin in the NCAA Tournament.
Someone in the video mentions the girl was attempting to retrieve a car parked on the other side of the street.
“These girls had been trying to get to their car. The girl is on her phone not paying attention and this cop came out of nowhere and just leveled her,” Phoebe Landolt, who shot the video, told the Arizona Daily Star. “After that everyone just started yelling and she started crying.”
Landolt said she was standing near Park Avenue and University Boulevard with some friends when she captured the incident on video.
The girl was not restrained or arrested, according to reports.
Sgt. Pete Dugan, a Tucson police spokesman, said the department is reviewing the video.
Police and fans clashed following the loss on Sunday. Hundreds of students poured into University Boulevard and “did not obey police orders to disperse,” according to the report.
Source: Arizona Daily Star