Woman thrown to ground by police says she's still recovering

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (AP) " A Colorado college student who was thrown face-first to the sidewalk by a police officer in a video that spread online says she's still recovering from her injuries and getting death threats after her arrest.

Michaella Surat told "Good Morning America" that a bruise on her chin has healed a bit in the week since her arrest in Fort Collins but she still has numbness in her face and can't open her mouth to eat.

A jail booking photo released by police didn't show visible injuries to Surat's face. Since the video gained attention, the 22-year-old said she can't go to school without worrying someone will assault her.

Police say she hit an officer multiple times after her boyfriend was detained outside a bar and grabbed an officer by the throat. Authorities say force was needed to arrest her.

Police are investigating.

This story has been automatically published from the Associated Press wire which uses US spellings

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