Video Shows Pittsburgh Police Body-Slamming a Cubs fan at Wild-Card Game [Watch]
The Mayor of Pittsburgh is ordering an investigation into a rather violent arrest of Cubs fan at PNC Park at last week's Cubs-Pirates game.
WGN-TV is reporting that an investigation into the arrest of a Chicago Cubs fan at PNC Park last week has been ordered by Pittsburgh Mayor Bill Peduto.
The video shows a Cubs fan dressed in what appears to be a goat costume talking to an an officer. The man was taken into custody after being body slammed to the ground by the officer.
The fan goes only by the name of "Dimitri". He tells the sports website Sportsmockery.com
After I was notified by text that I was on TV, I tried holding up my sign and was hit with a “spit” chewing tobacco cup by a Pirates fan in the left field bleachers. I had an exchange of words with the fan and the usher told me I was kicked out. I left my seat and was exiting through the concourse when a Pittsburgh police officer who didn’t know any details confronted me. Once I asked him if I could talk to him about the situation, he grabbed me and attempted to put me in a choke hold. I asked him to stop, he said “or what” (you can clearly hear this on the video). Then, the other security guards tried to smack the phone recording the incident out of my friend's hands. I was then body slammed and handcuffed. No arrest was made, nor were any charges filed. They merely kicked me out for being a fan and excited to be on TV and watching my team win."
WGN-TV reports that police have not issued a statement on the arrest.