For Brandon Schreiber, seeing surveillance video of an off-duty Denver police officer suddenly shoving him down a set of stairs in LoDo made him believe his gut.
“I had a gut feeling he had done this multiple times to other people. I just thought, I wanted this guy to be exposed,” Schreiber said.
That guy is veteran Denver Police Officer Choice Johnson.
In July 2014, Johnson was working security while off-duty at The 1UP bar in LoDo, where Schreiber was celebrating a bachelor party for his brother.
Schreiber’s brother had fallen asleep at the bar and Schreiber was trying to convince Officer Johnson, who had the brother handcuffed, not to take him to a detox center.
“And that’s when Officer Johnson snaps,” Schreiber recalled.