Video shows MSP cops roughing up Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett after he swears at them

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Jarrett on the air (left); his mugshot (right).
Video of Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett's May 21 arrest at MSP Airport shows him swearing at a cop just before the officer gets fed up, puts him in an arm bar, and roughly slams him to the ground. (Read the backstory here.)

The altercation took place while Jarrett, who was fresh out of rehab at the time, was in custody "for a possible detox/crisis hold due to the reports received that he was mixing medications with alcohol" at an MSP bar, as an officer put it in his report. But after the incident, one of the officers handcuffed him and said, "Now you're going to jail."

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Jarrett was later charged with a misdemeanor count of obstructing the legal process/interfering with a peace officer.

Without further ado, here's the video, which was obtained by Gawker via a Minnesota Freedom of Information Act request (read the Gawker post here):



Interestingly, Gawker's writeup of the video notes that the police report -- written by Mark Dorsey, the officer seen wrestling Jarrett to the ground -- differs from the footage in a manner suggesting cops may have trumped up the troubled Fox anchor's bad behavior.

While the police report alleges Jarrettt said "Fuck you" to a cop twice, the video doesn't show him doing so at all. (He does, however, call a cop a "fucking stupid ass.") Dorsey also alleges Jarrett "grabbed my left arm and I broke his grip," but it's unclear from the footage whether Jarrett actually laid hands on the cop before he was slammed shoulder-first to the bench he was sitting on just moments earlier.

In any event, Jarrett still hasn't returned to Fox News, which released a statement after his arrest saying he's "dealing with serious personal issues."

-- Follow Aaron Rupar on Twitter at @atrupar. Got a tip? Drop him a line at arupar@citypages.com.



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schultzybeckett
schultzybeckett topcommenter

Guys  none  of them  is  above  board .All i can say  is  that  as  a responsible people we  should  avoid  indulging in  such spats.


http://www.9thelm.com/

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

So even the police can't take the lying little cultists with fauKKKs.

tishkinoyzer
tishkinoyzer topcommenter

He certainly deserved it. Lowlife, drinking vodka since 9 a.m.. The rest of us work for a living.

MrHerbBDickerson
MrHerbBDickerson

no rupar, mr jarrett did not get roughed up for swearing at a cop, he was restrained because he was not complying with the officers legal order and moved aggressively towards the officer

you are a piece of shit for misrepresenting this.

oh, I know, "i'm just repeating what someone else reported"

you are what's wrong with world.  you dumb down reality for click bait but you always seem to find a way to smear an innocent person (this officer, slut shaming a murder victim....) in the process.

fuck you

Jake Henry Papinski
Jake Henry Papinski

If it wasn't fox news, I'd feel for him. Welcome to my adverage day jackass.

Heather Stutelberg
Heather Stutelberg

Last time I checked we still had freedom of speech. Just another cop with a power trip mind set..shocker!!! #copblock

MNjoe
MNjoe topcommenter

I hope ObamaCare helps him to get the help he obviously needs - how ironic that would be.

Dick Senese
Dick Senese

Yet another reason to require wearable video and increase the entry requirements for the police in Mpls.

Demeko Code
Demeko Code

Ha ha ha! He got beat down just like us regular folks would have.

Jeremy Herrera
Jeremy Herrera

You can refuse medical attention from what I understand. I didn't see any threat from the guy sitting down and feel it unnecessary to take such action. Swearing is no cause to act like that.

Todd Ellenson
Todd Ellenson

I'm not a cop nor do I have any training in the matter, but I don't see excessive force. They are not punching him or kicking him to the ground.

Brandon Pitts
Brandon Pitts

FSP - Fuck Stupid People, public intoxication is a crime last time I checked as well as disorderly conduct!

John Rouner
John Rouner

Maybe if he wasn't so belligerent and acting like a tough guy he would've avoided getting arrested. Getting up and in a cops face will always end that way. Dude is a dumbass.

Kent Themmes
Kent Themmes

Wasn't excessive force. He is the one that started swearing, staring down a cop for no reason, especially when they are trying to give him medical attention, and then stands up and squares off with a cop, yeah he got what he deserved.

Anthony Christensen
Anthony Christensen

Fuck the police. Excessive force. He didn't even threaten him. When did it become a crime to swear at a cop. All the charges are bs as well.

ron.fresquez
ron.fresquez topcommenter

Gregg Jarrett is probably the most sane on air person on Fox. WOW!

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Yeah, fauKKKs has gone to court to protect their right to lie.

tishkinoyzer
tishkinoyzer topcommenter

Right on! This asshole got what he well deserved.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

Yeah, other dirty cops have done far worse.

tishkinoyzer
tishkinoyzer topcommenter

The people you see reporting the news are lowlifes anyway.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@tishkinoyzer @MrHerbBDickerson So this is your favorite home remedy?

Now Herby has his head up his ass.  Just don't be a bigot about it.  It makes you look like a dumb ass.

muhutdafuga
muhutdafuga topcommenter

@tishkinoyzer If we were in a police state like the conservative paradise of Iran, you'd be right.  However, we have this Liberal document called "The Constitution."

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