One month, to the day, after the fact, a 15-minute video has just been uploaded by the Los Angeles Police Department about the muscular arrest of Jaxson Hayes. On July 28, in the middle of the night, the Los Angeles police went to the home of the Pelicans hub after an alert given by neighbors for suspicion of a marital dispute. A fight had broken out between the player and one of the officers, and the player is subject to criminal proceedings for refusing to comply and for injuring a police officer.
A month later, we learn that it was Hayes’ partner’s cousin who had warned the police. She had sent him several texts in which she explained that she was scared. There, Hayes had first cooperated with the police, but it was when they forbade him to go home that the fight broke out.
« I Can’t Breathe »
According to AP, the police used a Taser to restrain the player and bring him first to the hospital for examinations, then to the station where he will be briefly incarcerated before being released on bail. But the video also shows a Hayes on the ground, with a policeman resting his knee on the back of his neck. Like George Floyd, the player tells law enforcement that he can’t breathe (“I Can’t Breathe”), and the policeman removes his knee, then uses the Taser.
The LAPD’s Force Investigation Division was seized for this arrest. It is the equivalent of the IGPN and the police of the police, and an investigation is opened ” due to the possibility that pressure was applied to Hayes’ neck during the use of force »We can read. So far, the prosecutor has yet to decide whether or not to prosecute.