The incident began when police received a call around 5 a.m. on June 13 that an intoxicated person was trespassing at the Marriott Courtyard Athens Downtown. Officer Fraser found Roquet on the hotel’s back patio, and told him to leave. When the student, who was obviously intoxicated, didn’t comply, Fraser arrested him. In the incident report, Fraser said the student was combative and resisted arrest. However, body camera video, a copy which was obtained by the Athens Banner-Herald, showed a different situation, according to the newspaper.
Police said the body camera video clearly shows Fraser striking Roquet in the head even though he was not combative. An internal investigation concluded Fraser, a 17-year-veteran of the police force, lied and used excessive force in arresting Roquet.