A video posted to Facebook showing a man being arrested by Green Bay police is drawing a response from the department.
During a press conference on Thursday, Green Bay Police Chief Andrew Smith said the community police officer involved in Wednesday’s arrest is David Van Erem and the person under arrest is 23-year-old Jesus Roberto Ramos Sanchez of Green Bay. The arrest followed a traffic stop for speeding.
The video shows Erem making the arrest as bystanders can be heard claiming the man has a broken bone and taking issue with the officer’s treatment of the him.
“I think our officer acted professionally. I think he used a very minimal amount of force . . . that appeared to be very reasonable under the circumstances, and I think he did a great job taking this individual into custody while a hostile crowd was gathering around him,” Smith said.
Smith said Ramos Sanchez told officers that he broke his collarbone a year ago, and that he did not require medical treatment. He said Ramos-Sanchez could have just received a ticket, but because he got out of his car and kept glancing at a house, there was concern about him running away.
The video had been viewed more than 53,000 times and shared more than 1,700 times as of around 11:50 a.m. Thursday.