Meek Mill shared a viral video on Twitter that appears to show a Louisiana sheriff’s deputy in Jefferson Parish planting small bags of crack cocaine on a handcuffed black man. “Now ya’ll can see on video what’s been going on with us black men for years!” Meek tweeted on Tuesday (March 17).
In the video, three deputies are apprehending a man identified as, Dominique Griffin. One of the deputies apparently chases after a woman after noticing that she is recording the arrest.
THIS IS WHATS GOING ON IN OUR NEIGHBORHOOD! JP PUTTING DRUGS ON PPL!!! pic.twitter.com/KHZMGFKWXB
— Simply Jasmine K (@PrettyJasBadAss) March 16, 2020
The incident occurred on Monday (March 16). Deputies were responding to a call about a man allegedly selling drugs and claim that Griffin fit the description of the suspect. According to Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office spokesperson Capt. Jason Rivarde, Griffin resisted arrest and bit the arresting officer who was treated and released from a local hospital. All deputies involved were interviewed as part of the investigation.
“The video in question is part of the evidence that has been collected in the case,” JPSO said in a statement. “It has been alleged by third parties that evidence on the scene was planted by one of our deputies. Our on-scene deputies have been interviewed in this matter and gave reasonable explanations to the actions depicted in the video.”
Griffin was also interviewed by authorities who obtained a search warrant to take his cell phone. According to JSPO, Griffin’s phone has evidence of a potential drug transaction.
Griffin was not booked on drug charges but will face charges for alleged battery against an officer.