The Haitian rapper-cum-musician-actor was yesterday subjected to what he described as racial profiling, after police officer handcuffed him after mistaking him for a thief.
According to multi award winning singer, police officers in a case of mistaken identity, handcuffed the singer who was wearing a red bandana accusing him of robbing a fuel station earlier.
American celebrities have reacted expressing disgust at the latest case of racial profiling, thats the subject of public discussion.
Wyclef shared this video on his social media accounts
LAPD another case of mistaken identity. Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs? pic.twitter.com/vjRfJUkooA
— Wyclef Jean (@wyclef) March 21, 2017
He wrote in a series of tweets;
As some one who has law enforcers in my family, I was appalled by this behavior of the LAPD.
I am sure no father wants his sons or daughters to see him in Handcuffs especially if he is innocent.
They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal until other police showed up and pointed out they had wrong person.
Nor was I told why I was being cuffed. In the process I said my name and told them they have wrong person.
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
Why am I in Handcuffs!!!!!????? This is what I said to the LAPD after they put me in Handcuffs