Earlier today, the Washington Free Beacon released a police report that detailed how, in 1999, Colorado Democrat gubernatorial nominee Jared Polis violently assaulted a female employee, leaving bruises and preventing her from calling 911 for help.
Since the story was released, Polis has been silent, so we decided to track him down ourselves.
Outside of the U.S. Capitol tonight, Polis was confronted on video and asked about the police report that details the assault allegations.
How did Jared Polis respond?
See for yourself.
Jared Polis, the Democratic nominee for governor in Colorado, was involved in a physical altercation with an ex-employee in which he admitted to police he pushed the woman, according to a police report obtained by the Washington Free Beacon.
The incident dates back to June of 1999 and took place at an office Polis had in Boulder for a company called JPS International LLC.
Polis told the officers who arrived at the business that a woman he was employing, Patricia Hughes, had given her resignation a few days earlier, but called him on the day in question saying she had information to "go after" him if her exit from the company did not go smoothly.
Polis—at the time still legally named Jared Polis Schutz—told Hughes not to take any sensitive documents, and quickly drove to the office.
"After hanging up with the dispatcher, Ms. Hughes attempted to leave the office. Mr. Schutz physically blocked the door to prevent her from leaving. She moved toward him again, this time hitting him with one of her bags. Mr. Schutz then put both of his hands on her shoulders and pushed her back to prevent her from leaving," according to the report filed by the officer who interviewed Polis.
Polis's account of the extent of the physical contact differs from what Hughes told a different officer who interviewed her.
"Hughes then tried to leave and Schutz did not let her leave. Hughes said that he grabbed her and pushed her back into the office. Hughes said that when Schutz pushed her she was pushed back into a file cabinet, hurting her leg. Hughes said that she then said that she was going to call 911 and went to the phone. Hughes said that she tried calling 911 three times and twice Schutz hung the phone up. The third time Hughes got through," according to Hughes's interview with police.