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Green Bay Police say their Department of Internal Affairs is conducting a review after a video on social media showed an officer grabbing Packers are leaving AJ Dillon behind During a Saturday Night Football match at Lambeau Field.
Video posted on social media shows Dillon greeting fans in the stands during the exhibition match at the end zone FC Bayern Munich and Manchester City FC. Dylan was on the verge of a long jump into the crowd when an officer in the video grabbed him by the back of his collar and pushed him away.
After fans booed and Dillon appeared to offer an explanation, the officer backed away and allowed Dillon to jump into the stands. When the video started garnering attention on social media, Dylan tweeted from his account about what happened.
“It is clear that there was miscommunication between the officer and Mr Dillon,” Green Bay Police Chief Chris Davis said in a statement on Monday. “The Green Bay Police Department appreciates Mr. Dillon’s perspective and helpful words. The Green Bay Police Department Occupational Standards/Internal Affairs Department has launched a review of the incident.”
The officer in the video could not be identified from Davis’ statement.
Dillon said on social media that during a rain delay in Saturday’s football match, some security officers helped him down the field so he could do one. lambeau leap to excite the crowd.
“I’m assuming (the officers) were asking me to come down,” Dillon said.
In a later tweet, Dillon described the incident as “just miscommunication between the parties”.
“@GBPolice are great people and I’m glad we’ve put them down to our game to keep us safe,” Dillon said. “With all those people standing in the torrential downpour, it’s hard to know what’s going on with just one. All right.”
When asked about the incident Monday after the Packers’ annual shareholders meeting, team president/CEO Mark Murphy described it as “obviously a very unfortunate situation.”