Green Bay police apologize for handling of Packers’ AJ Dillon in July

Green Bay Police Chief Chris Davis apologized to Packers running back AJ Dillon on Friday after concluding the department’s review of interactions between the officer and Dillon at a football exhibition at Lambeau Field this summer.

It happened during the July 23 friendly between Manchester City and FC Bayern Munich. The video showed an officer trying to stop Dillon from jumping into the stands to perform the Lambeau Leap to entertain fans during the rain delay. Dillion was initially stopped by an officer who grabbed him from behind by the collar of his shirt before he was allowed to do so.

“I have filed two allegations of violation of GBPD policy by the officer involved and have directed appropriate corrective action,” Davis said in a statement released Friday. “We are not providing further details on personnel matters as we respect the employee’s procedural rights.

“I apologize to Mr. Dillon for the way he was treated. We value the strong relationship we have with the Packers organization and the GBPD remains committed to working with them, along with the entire Green Bay community, to provide the best and most professional police service possible.”

In a tweet posted shortly after the event, Dillon called it a “communication between the parties.”

“We appreciate the Green Bay Police Department’s follow-up to the July 23rd interaction at the football game at Lambeau Field,” the Packers said in a statement. “We respect their process in reviewing the situation and its findings. We value our partnership with the department and everything they do in cooperation with the Packers to ensure public safety at Lambeau Field events, including game days.

“Furthermore, we appreciate AJ Dillon’s professionalism in handling the matter.”