On Wednesday, Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett claimed he was a victim of police brutality and racial profiling. His allegations stem back to an August 26th incident when a Las Vegas police officer detained Bennett after he tried to flee from a nightclub after shots were heard.
Bennett alleged that the cops targeted him for “being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time,” per TMZ Sports.
Now, this interesting development has come about.
“Sources connected to the investigation tell TMZ Sports … when cops responded to the club for a possible shooting, they ordered everyone to get down and not move so they could properly search and investigate.
We’re told Bennett did not stay put — instead, he ran — and a cop outside the club stopped him and ordered him down to the ground at gunpoint.
Our sources say Bennett was detained until cops could determine he was not involved in any possible criminal activity … and he was released.”
Since Bennett made his claim public, the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department has said that it will investigate the situation.
This is surely not the last we will hear regarding the issue. Bennett detailed the police incident on his Twitter account. Not surprisingly, this has generated tons of support for Bennett