DENVER — A Denver police officer faces a 30-day suspension for an incident that was caught on video in July.
Investigators say officer Choice Johnson was off-duty and working security at the 1-Up bar in Denver when he pushed a man down a set of stairs.
Johnson told investigators the victim was a threat.
But the investigation revealed the man’s hands were in his pockets at the time of the incident, as caught on a surveillance video.
The victim initially was charged with police interference and resistance. Those charges have been dropped.
Johnson is appealing the suspension, which is scheduled to begin Sunday.