University of Colorado defensive back Jeffrey Hall was arrested over the past weekend for allegedly choking a woman at a party. Officers were responding to a noise complaint when the victim, identified by police as Adrienne Lettow, came out and said a man had “choked her out.”
From the Daily Camera in Boulder, Colorado:
Officers said that while they were talking to Lettow in the garage, two men — Hall and fellow CU football player Chidobe Awuzie — came out of the house. Officers said Hall began to rapidly approach Lettow and “appeared to want to physically harm Lettow,” while Awuzie tried to restrain him, according to the report.
Two officers pulled their Tasers and told Hall and Awuzie to sit down multiple times before they complied. Officers said Hall began making comments about “(expletive) pigs” and how the police were targeting black men.
According to the report, Lettow made a comment to Hall to the effect of “that’s what you get,” and Hall started yelling at her then got up and lunged at her.
Three officers tried to get Hall back to the ground, but he continued to resist and began to punch and swing his arms at the officers. A fourth officer then deployed his Taser on Hall in the leg and then pressed the Taser against Hall’s leg a second time when he failed to comply.
Currently Hall is out on bond and is due in court for filing of charges on Wednesday. Colorado football team coach Mike MacIntyre has suspended Hall indefinitely, according to CU sports information director Dave Plati.