Grammy-profitable hip-hop artist Wyclef Jean was detained and handcuffed early this morning by Los Angeles County sheriff’s deputies in West Hollywood looking for theft suspects and despatched a collection of social-media posts detailing his frustration.
Jean, who was a member of the hip-hop group the Fugees, posted a collection of messages on his Twitter account concerning the incident during which he mistakenly referred to as the sheriff’s deputies the LAPD.
Officer Drake Madison, a Los Angeles Police Division spokesman, confirmed that the LAPD was not concerned within the incident.
Jean’s first tweet at 2:eleven a.m. Tuesday featured video of him in handcuffs subsequent to a police car and skim: “LAPD one other case of mistaken id. Black man with a purple bandana robbed a fuel station as I used to be within the studio working however im in handcuffs?” Within the video, Jean says “In L.A. proper now coming from the studio … And ya’ll see the police have handcuffs on me. They only took off my Haitian bandana. That’s what’s happening proper now with Wyclef in L.A. proper now. The LAPD have me in handcuffs for completely nothing.”
In a press release from his publicist, Jean stated “I used to be requested by the police to place my arms up. Then I used to be advised don’t transfer. I used to be immediately handcuffed earlier than being requested to determine myself and earlier than being informed why. Within the course of I stated my identify and advised them they’ve mistaken individual. They proceeded to disregard me, and I used to be handled like a felony. I’m positive no father needs his sons or daughters to see him in handcuffs ,particularly if he’s harmless. As some one who has regulation enforcers in my household, I used to be appalled by the conduct of the LAPD.”
Lt. Edward Ramirez of the sheriff’s division stated the West Hollywood station acquired a name after 1 a.m. of a theft that occurred within the space of Sundown Boulevard and Hilldale Drive. A suspect was described as a male black armed with a handgun who pistol-whipped a feminine and a male earlier than taking private property.
The suspect was final seen in a gold- or tan-coloured car with paper plates, Ramirez stated, so deputies started looking for the car within the neighborhood of the place the incident occurred. Deputies then watched a gold- or tan-coloured car touring southbound on West Knoll Drive earlier than it stopped at Sherwood Drive, the place a visitors cease was carried out.
“As a result of that is an incident the place a gun was concerned and somebody was pistol-whipped, deputies are on a heightened sense of consciousness,” Ramirez stated. The driving force and entrance passenger of the car, who was Jean, received out and have been detained.
“We observed that the passenger (Jean) was sporting a pink bandanna, and subsequent to this we decided from info by way of the radio there was a feminine black driver and a male black passenger who was the one that did the theft,” Ramirez stated.
The car that was stopped, with Jean inside, had a feminine driver and a male black passenger. Whereas the…