Warning: Video contains profanity.
A newly surfaced video shows police roughly restraining Fox News anchor Gregg Jarrett after he was arrested last month at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport.
The 59-year-old weekend news anchor was arrested at an airport bar. Police officers had arrived at the Northern Lights Grill in response to a report of a customer "acting very intoxicated," according to a police report. The report said Jarrett was swaying and using the bar for support and was "unwilling or unable to answer questions." Police said Jarrett could not care for himself and he was placed in custody "for a possible detox/crisis hold due to the reports received that he was mixing medications with alcohol."
Now through a Minnesota’s Freedom of Information Act request, Gawker has obtained a 2-minute video clip (above) of what happened in a detention room after the arrest.
The video appears to show Jarrett swear at an officer and then stand to confront him. An officer then forcibly takes him down.
Gawker notes that an officer in the report had said that Jarrett twice said to an officer "F--- you." But this video clip does not show that. Gawker also notes that an officer had claimed Jarrett grabbed his arm, which is not clear from the video.
Fox News and Jarrett have declined to comment about the arrest. Jarrett has not been on the air since April. Fox last month released a statement that said Jarrett "is dealing with serious personal issues at this time. A date at which Gregg might return to air has yet to be determined."
Officers found pills identified as gabapentin in Jarrett's pocket, a drug used to treat a variety of conditions, the Associated Press noted. Jarrett had told police he was drinking vodka at the airport, the report says.
The police report noted that Jarrett had just been released from an alcohol and chemical dependency treatment facility.