Published: Fri, September 08, 2017
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Petition demands officers who held National Football League star at Gunpoint be fired

Petition demands officers who held National Football League star at Gunpoint be fired

The union for the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department on Thursday sent a letter to NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell asking him to investigate and take "appropriate action" against Seattle Seahawks defensive end Michael Bennett.

"Michael Bennett represents the best of the National Football League - a leader on his team and in his community", Goodell said.

Bennett, the Seahawks star defensive end, penned a letter on Twitter Wednesday discussing the events that occured following the Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor fight on August 26.

Bennett has hired a civil rights attorney to explore possible legal action.

Subsequent video obtained by TMZ documents the scene during the incident in question.

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson is opening up about the recent events involving teammate Michael Bennett, after the Seahawks defensive end was involved in an encounter with the Las Vegas Metropolitan Police Department last month. "I see no evidence that race played any role in this incident".

"As of today, we know there are at least 126 videos associated with those cameras that we have to review", McMahill said.

McMahill said that Bennett was apprehended and handcuffed because police believed Bennett's flight from the casino to be suspicious.

Martellus said he supported his brother's decision to go public with the incident, despite being told not to by others.

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During a press conference on Wednesday, the LVMPD denounced Bennett's accusation that the incident was race-based and pointed out that both officers involved were of Hispanic origin.

Bennett says he felt helpless, lying handcuffed on the ground "facing the real-life threat of being killed". In Grammas's account, Bennett was observed hiding behind a slot machine and began running when officers turned toward him, "leaped over four (4) foot barrier wall, and hid from officers as he crouched close to the wall on the sidewalk". After waiting in the vehicle for what "felt like an eternity", according to Bennett, they released him without any justification for the officers' conduct.

The police ordered him to get to the ground and according to his letter they told him they were going to "blow his f***ing head off". Officers believed Bennett may have been involved in the shooting and gave chase, McMahill said.

As you may know, Michael Bennett posted a Twitter message regarding his interaction with our officers.

"The officers' excessive use of force was unbearable", Bennett wrote. "It sucks that the country that we live in now sometimes you get profiled for the color of your skin", Bennett said.

"This violation that happened against my Brother Michael Bennett is disgusting and unjust". At one point in the video, Michael is heard yelling to the officer: "I wasn't doing nothing, man!"

The Seahawks announced in a succinct tweet: "We "stand in support" of Michael Bennett".

McMahill said at the news conference that any officer who violated the department's "policies or training" will be "held accountable", but he was not specific.

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