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Officer injured in disturbance downtown, police say

MADISON, Wis. - A Madison police officer was injured after being thrown to the ground during a disturbance that broke out after officers told a group they couldn't have alcohol on the street, according to a release.

A man, who was with the group of people who had gotten off a party bus, threw the officer to the ground Sunday just after midnight in the 600 block of University Avenue, officials said.

Officers working a special downtown safety initiative told members of the group who were carrying plastic cups containing alcohol, they could not have alcohol on the street, according to the release.

Some people in the group got mad when officers told one of the men, who was hiding his cup of alcohol, that he was going to get cited, police said.

A large disturbance broke out, which is when the officer was thrown to the ground, according to the release.

Jonathan R. Orosz, 23, of Oregon, was arrested on a tentative charge of battery to a police officer, disorderly conduct and resisting. John A. Davis, 29, of Milwaukee, was arrested on a tentative charge of resisting. He was also cited for having an open intoxicant. Peter L. Davis, 21, of Whitefish Bay, was arrested on tentative charges of disorderly conduct and resisting.

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