The Los Angeles Police Department has come forward to address music veteran Wyclef Jean‘s publicized detainment.
In an apologetic statement, the LAPD explains why it went through necessary steps in light of the situation.
The sheriff’s department said in a statement it was “apologetic for any inconvenience” after detaining Jean for six minutes, and cleared him of any connection with the initial crime. Deputies “are frequently required to make lawful detentions, under the strict parameters provided by law, in the interest of catching often dangerous and armed suspects in our communities and keeping the public safe,” the department said, adding, “We are grateful we were able to apprehend the robbery suspects and that no one was seriously injured.” (NBC News)
Yesterday, Jean addressed the headline-generating incident.
The music veteran also released footage of his LAPD run-in.
Last summer, West Coast rap veterans Game and Snoop Dogg privately met with the LAPD in light of growing police brutality cases.
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