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NEW YORK, NY - MARCH 29: Wyclef Jean Performs at the Wyclef Jean In Concert - Brooklyn, New York at Brooklyn Bowl on March 29, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)

Tensions between communities of color and law enforcement still run high. After years of problematic interactions that have culminated in several high-profile extrajudicial killings of citizens, many people have started to record every encounter they have with police officers. And celebrities are no different.

Recently, Fugees founder Wyclef Jean took to social media to express his anger with the Los Angeles Police Department. After a night of recording in a local studio, Jean claimed he was handcuffed and detained by police because he allegedly fit the description of a robbery suspect.

Jean wrote that he was “appalled” by the officers’ behavior during his encounter and in one of the videos uploaded to social media, he said he plans to sue the department.

EBONY reached out to the LAPD for comment, but they have yet to respond. The story will be updated if/when they do.



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