Wyclef Jean Documents Being Handcuffed by LAPD: ‘Another Case of Mistaken Identity’
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This article originally appeared on People.

Singer and actor Wyclef Jean has posted a video of himself being handcuffed by Los Angeles police officers after they apparently mistook him for a robber.

“LAPD another case of mistaken identity,” the Haitian musician wrote in a tweet early Tuesday. “Black man with red bandana robbed a gas station as I was in the studio working but im in handcuffs?”

The 47-year-old included a video of the incident, showing at least two police officers flanking him in front of a cop car.




As the officers appear to cuff him, Jean was shown with his hands behind his back while he addresses the camera.

“They just took off my Haitian bandana,” he said in the clip. “That’s what’s going on with Wyclef in L.A. right now. The LAPD have me in cuffs for absolutely nothing.”

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He posted a lengthier video to Instagram, declaring, “Just so y’all know, I am going to sue the LAPD.”

In a string of tweets, Jean later gave more details about the incident, writing that he is “appalled by this behavior of the LAPD.”






“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,” Jean tweeted.

He soon added: “Nor was I told why I was being cuffed. In the process I said my name and told them they have the wrong person.”

“They proceeded to ignore me and I was treated like a criminal until other police showed up and pointed out they had wrong person,” he wrote.

It is unclear why Jean was detained.


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