At the time, Laurent and Richardson were veteran officers, but Dietenhofer had been with the police department for less than six months.
According to police reports of Bergeron’s arrest, he was described as uncooperative, verbally abusive, combative and hostile to police, as well as “an emotional roller coaster” during his detainment at the police station.
The request for the video footage of Bergeron’s arrest was made prior to Bergeron’s 2009 court appearance on the charges against him. The tape was released to Bergeron’s attorney prior to his court appearance four years ago, but was only posted on the Internet in January.
The Associated Press contributed to this report