DENVER (CBS4) – Police are investigating a videotaped altercation between an officer and a fan who police say was drunk at a Colorado Rockies game on Tuesday.
The cellphone video, taken on a concourse at Coors Field, shows Captain Joe Black repeatedly telling the fan to sit down before shoving him. The fan then yells, “Officer, that is abuse!”
The fan was removed from the stadium but not arrested.
The department issued a statement that read in part: “We want everyone to know that Chief (Robert) White ‘hears’ your concern about the recent video involving DPD. He is closely monitoring the investigation and will share the results with everyone when appropriate. If the investigation results in a violation, then the officer will be held accountable. Thank you for your patience and understanding as we investigate.”
The video has been shared more than 36,000 times on social media.