Fort Collins Police officer who slammed woman to the ground exonerated, returns to work

Posted at 8:43 PM, Jun 01, 2017
and last updated 2017-06-02 14:11:28-04

FORT COLLINS, Colo. – A Fort Collins Police Services officer who slammed a woman to the ground outside a bar is back on the job following a month-long investigation into the incident.

“After an internal investigation into an arrest in Old Town, Officer Randy Klamser has been exonerated and returned to full duty,” said a spokesperson for the Fort Collins Police Services in statement sent to Denver7.

According to Fort Collins Police Services, the Citizen’s Review Board reviewed the investigation and, “concurred with the chain of command that Officer Klamser should be exonerated of any policy violations during the incident.”

The review board found that Officer Klamser did not violate any city or agency rule, regulation, policy, procedure or training directive when he slammed Michaella Surat, 22, to the ground outside Bondi Beach Bar the evening of April 6.


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The body cam video of the incident won’t be released until after the District Attorney’s Office prosecution has concluded, the spokesperson also said, adding that a press conference will take place once the body cam videos are available.

Fort Collins Police will also hold public conversations in the near future about the procedures and tactics they currently use to apprehend suspects during an arrest.

A total of five officers and three citizens were interviewed during the investigation, the spokesperson said. All body camera videos were also reviewed, as were videos from cameras in The Square and Bondi Beach Bar.

Officer Klamser was back on the job on June 1.