Loveland man seen in video being shoved by Fort Collins police officer convicted of resisting arrest

Matt Hefferon sentenced to a year of probation

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - The Loveland man seen in a cell phone video being shoved by a Fort Collins police officer was convicted of obstructing and resisting arrest.

Matt Hefferon was sentenced to a year of probation, according to court records obtained by the Fort Collins Coloradoan.

Hefferon and two friends were charged following a confrontation with a pedi-cab driver in March.

The three men argued with the driver, and Hefferon's two friends recorded him arguing with a police officer who came to investigate.

In the video, Hefferon is still near one of the officers when the officer reaches out, shoves him and yells, "Step back."

The second officer then approaches and tells Hefferon he's under arrest.

Then Hefferon moves back and says, "For what?" He then tries to take a few more steps away.

Officers grabbed him and put him in handcuffs.

Jurors acquitted Hefferon on charges of tampering and criminal mischief.

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