Grammy-winning singer Wyclef Jean was handcuffed early Tuesday morning.
He said he did nothing wrong. He merely matched the description of someone who robbed a gas station next door. Jean tweeted a video recorded as he was being handcuffed.
"The LAPD have me in cuffs for absolutely nothing," Jean said in the video. He told the police in a second video he was heading back from the studio and would sue the Los Angeles Police Department. He was actually handcuffed by the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department.
Here are the videos Jean posted.
LAPD was quick to point out it was not involved.
I was instantly handcuffed before being asked to identify myself. Nor was I told why I was being cuffed ... I was treated like a criminal.
LACSD Sergeant D. Walker told USA Today Jean matched the description of an armed robbery suspect nearby. He said Jean was detained but not arrested, and released after it was confirmed that police had the wrong man. Deputies later apologized.
Jean retweeted Black Lives Matter leader DeRay McKesson saying, "We are all suspects."
I am sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs especially if he is innocent.— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) March 21, 2017
He also vented on Twitter after the incident.
As some one who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by this behavior of the LAPD.— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) March 21, 2017
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