Officer in viral Fort Collins arrest video placed on leave

FORT COLLINS COLORADOAN - The Fort Collins police officer videotaped throwing a young woman to the ground over the weekend has been placed on paid administrative leave.

Officer Randall Klamser arrested 22-year-old Colorado State University student Michaella Surat around 11:30 p.m. last Thursday, according to Surat's arrest affidavit. A video of Klamser throwing Surat to the ground face first was shared thousands of times online and garnered international media attention. Surat, who allegedly intervened in officers' investigation of a fight, was arrested on suspicion of third-degree assault and obstructing a peace officer.

Surat is 5 feet, 9 inches tall and weighs 115 pounds, according to information on her booking photo. Her attorney told The Coloradoan she sustained a concussion and bruises in the arrest.

In a news release Thursday afternoon, Fort Collins Police Services said the change in Klamser's job status was not disciplinary, and was in response to "the general climate created by the public response to this incident."

Read more at the Coloradoan: http://noconow.co/2pAI1Bx

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