UPDATE: DPD responds to officer seen shoving man multiple times at Coors Field

NOTE: There is language in the video that some viewers might find offensive.

DENVER — A video posted to YouTube shows a man at Coors Field being pushed multiple times by Denver Police Capt. Joe Black, and the department’s Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating the incident.

In the posting by MostWatched01 on Wednesday, it says Patrick Benson says the man being detained is his co-worker Alex Buck of Denver and that the incident began when stadium staff assumed there was underage drinking.

As Black allows Buck to give his version, when he does not follow a command to sit down, the officer is seen shoving Alex multiple times. Alex demands to be shoved again and then is handcuffed.

“All he had to do is shut up and he would have left,” the officer can be heard saying.

Buck then continues to spout about his rights and when asked if he had been drinking, he says, “I’ve had three beers at Coors Field in Colorado of the United States of America.”

At the end of the video, another officer can be heard saying Buck was being physically ejected for trespassing because he refused to leave.

On Thursday night, the Denver Police Department responded on Twitter to the video:

 

2 comments

  • slzn

    Why wasn’t the officer arrested by the other officer for assault? If this was any ordinary citizen, that’s exactly what would have happened. Since that didn’t happen, both officers should be arrested. One for assault and one for accessory. It’s just that simple.

  • onathemeofpaganini

    Very clearly an assault and an act of aggression on the officer’s part.

    He has no business being allowed to carry a weapon and interact with the public under color of law if he can’t handle his temper better than this.

    It seems like every week or so anymore we see videos surface of officers needlessly assaulting, beating, even killing citizens over trivial offenses (jaywalking, drinking, selling loosies) simply because the citizen didn’t show the officer the amount of respect the officer felt he or she deserved.

    And it’s laughable how the officers always shoo away the shutterbugs so that there is no evidence to contradict the inevitable lies they will tell regarding the event.

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