Late Monday night in Los Angeles, Grammy Award-Winning Musician Wyclef Jean was handcuffed and detained by LAPD. Details of the incident are still pouring in, but thankfully someone took video of some of the incident.
There is an Instagram video showing part of the incident on his Instagram page.
As Wyclef states on his Instagram post after the incident, “I was asked by the police to Put my hands up. Then I was told do not move. I was instantly hand cuffed before being asked to identify myself and before being told why. In the process I said my name and told them they have wrong person. They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal. I am sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs especially if he is innocent. As some one who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by the bahavior of the LAPD.”
Apparently, it was a case of mistaken identity and police claimed to be looking for an armed robber.
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