FORT COLLINS, Colo. (CBS4) — A mistrial has been declared in the case of a Colorado State University student shown on video being thrown face-first to the sidewalk by a police officer last year.

Michaella Surat (credit: Fort Collins Police Services)

Michaella Surat, 22, was charged with resisting arrest and obstructing a peace officer, both misdemeanors, in Fort Collins following her arrest in April 2017.

A mistrial was declared after the defense discovered new evidence.

Police say the Colorado State University student hit an officer multiple times after her boyfriend was detained outside a bar and also grabbed an officer by the throat. Authorities say force was needed to arrest her.

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The officer, Randy Klamser, was cleared of wrongdoing in June after an internal investigation. Police said he followed standard procedure.

Surat’s lawyer said she sustained a concussion and bruises.

The mistrial allows both sides to review the evidence and a new trial could be scheduled this Spring.


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