Video has emerged showing Seattle Seahawks star Michael Bennett being handcuffed on the ground by Las Vegas Metro Police as he pleads his innocence following last month’s Floyd Mayweather Jr.-Conor McGregor fight.
The Pro Bowl defensive end announced earlier Wednesday morning on Twitter that he is considering a civil rights lawsuit against the Las Vegas Metro Police. In a note addressed ‘Dear World,’ Bennett claimed police picked him out of a crowd that was running away from the sound of gunshots. Ultimately, he explained, those officers threatened to ‘blow my f****** head off.’
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‘Las Vegas police officers singled me out and pointed their guns at me for doing nothing more than simply being a black man in the wrong place at the wrong time,’ Bennett wrote.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department announced an investigation into the matter on Wednesday afternoon, stating that the department has over 125 pieces of video to review in the matter.
For now, the LVMPD has not admitted any wrongdoing.
‘I can tell you as I stand here today, I see no evidence that race played any role in this incident,’ undersheriff Kevin McMahill said during the press briefing on Wednesday.