Woman shoved by officer arrested on several charges

Published: Aug. 28, 2017 at 10:03 PM CDT
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Police said the woman seen on video being shoved by an Omaha officer Sunday was arrested on several charges.

According to a police report, 24-year-old Ashley Baer was taken into custody and booked Sunday on charges including 3rd degree assault.

Video uploaded to Twitter by @iDAHIRU2 shows a chaotic scene unfolding in the early hours of August 27. In the video, Baer is shoved by a female officer at the scene.

A police report details that officers were called to the area for a large crowd fight. Police said Baer’s boyfriend was screaming and cursing at another person when officers arrived. The man was asked to stop yelling and leave, but police said he continued to act disorderly. As they were attempting to take the man into custody, Baer attempted to intervene with his arrest.

According to police, Baer was holding her boyfriend’s hand when officers made physical contact with him. One officer pushed her arm away, but they say Baer continued to encroach on the group of officers. Officers said Baer ignored loud, verbal commands to get back.

Video shows an officer push Baer. The report said after being pushed, "Baer stumbled backward and tripped over her own feet and fell to the ground."

Police said Baer continued to yell and curse. She was asked to leave the sidewalk but refused. Instead, police said, Baer walked on the edge of the alley just north of 415 S 13th St and punched a man with a closed fist.

Baer was taken into custody and booked for 3rd degree assault, disorderly conduct, and refusal to leave.

Omaha Police told WOWT 6 News they have authorized an internal investigation.