An eye witness stated to an indymedia reporter that he witnessed the police officer grab a man, (Mike B.) by the collar as he was trying to cross the street. There was an unmarked police car blocking the cross walk and the white walk signal was still on. The man reproached the police officer for blocking the crosswalk. He said something else to the officer that the witness stated he didn't hear as he attempted to walk around the front of the car while the witness walked around the back. Then the police officer grabbed Mike B. by the collar and two or three more police officers jumped on top.
A second witness stated that Mike B. was still on the crossswalk being held by an officer until they dragged him into the street and put their knees on his face.