Green Bay, Wis. police arrested an unidentified man early Saturday morning for allegedly holding an alcoholic drink outside a local bar.
“I’m standing in front of this other kid, who is saying things and he is walking toward a cop,” Joshua Wenzel told the Green Bay Press Gazette. “I don’t know the kid. I say, ‘You don’t want to go after a cop.’ Then the cop starts arresting him, and I say, ‘What are you arresting him for?’”
That's when Officer Derek Wicklund reportedly rushed Wenzel, pushed him into the street, slammed him into a car and wrestled him onto the roadway.
An unidentified witness, who filmed the incident (video below), was pushed away by another police officer while Officer Wicklund appears to punch Wenzel on the street.
Wenzel was later charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
The video of the incident was posted on Facebook and YouTube on Monday, which caused the Green Bay Police Department to investigate. No police officers have been placed on leave.
“All officers are allowed to go one level of force higher than the force the encounter,” Green Bay Police Captain Bill Galvin told Fox 11. “The reason for that is so they can remain in control of the situation.”
However, Wenzel's version of the incident seems to be closer to the video.
"I didn’t step towards him," Wenzel told Fox 11. "I didn’t touch him, nothing. His reasoning or logic, I don’t know, I can’t comment on that.”