GREEN BAY (NBC 26) — After completing an internal review, Green Bay Police say they have taken "appropriate corrective action" against the officer that held back AJ Dillon at the July 23 Manchester City vs. FC Bayern Munich soccer match held at Lambeau Field.
Police Chief Chris Davis released the following statement
I have sustained two allegations of GBPD policy violations by the officer involved and directed appropriate corrective action to be taken. We do not provide further detail on personnel matters out of respect for the employee's due process rights. I apologize to Mr. Dillon for the way he was treated. We appreciate 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.
Green Bay Police did not make any further comment.
The Green Bay Packers released the following statement in response
“We appreciate the Green Bay Police Department's follow-up to the interaction that occurred at the soccer match, July 23, at Lambeau Field. We respect their process in reviewing the situation and its conclusions. We value our partnership with the Department and appreciate all they do in working with the Packers to ensure public safety at Lambeau Field events, including gamedays.
Additionally, the Packers noted they appreciated AJ Dillon's professionalism in handling the matter.
Two security told me and helped me come down to the field during the 30 minute rain delay, so I could do a lambeau leap and hype up the crowd… I’m assuming he missed them telling me to come down. https://t.co/fxbKKtfhUW— AJ “Quadzilla” Dillon (@ajdillon7) July 24, 2022
Police have said it was clear there was a miscommunication between the officer and Dillon. The running back also tweeted there was a miscommunication.
Just miscommunication between parties, the @GBPolice are great people and I’m glad we have them down there for our games to keep us safe. Standing there in the pouring rain with all those people it’s hard to know what’s going on with just one. All good 🤝🏽 https://t.co/xCKPhoJlWK— AJ “Quadzilla” Dillon (@ajdillon7) July 24, 2022