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Seahawks player implicates Metro of utilizing excessive force and racial profiling

LAS VEGAS (FOX5) –

Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett said he was racially profiled on the Las Vegas Strip by Metro authorities.

Bennett said he pertained to Las Vegas to go to the Floyd Mayweather versus Conor McGregor battle on Aug. 26. While he was heading back to his hotel after the fight, he said “numerous hundred people heard exactly what seemed like weapon shots” and they ran from the noise.

On Aug. 27, Metro police verified to FOX5 that officers reacted to reports of a shooting and altercation inside Drai’s bar. Police said a fight took place and a few large statues were overturned, which caused numerous to panic believing there was shooting. Authorities said no shots were fired. The event happened roughly 3 hours after the boxing match ended. Arriving officers said they encountered countless people running and shouting from The Crowell.

In a declaration posted on Twitter, Bennett declared Metro law enforcement officer singled him out and pointed their guns at him for refraining from doing anything.

He said a police officer ordered him to the ground and the officer positioned a gun near his head, warning him that if he moved he would “blow my (curse) avoid.” He included, a 2nd officer came over and jammed his knee into his back making it tough for him to breathe. Then he said the officer put handcuffs on him so tight that his fingers went numb.

TMZ obtained video of the occurrence, that was shot right beyond Drai’s club.

He said he continued to ask the officer what he did but stated the officer disregarded him and took him to the patrol car. Bennett stated he was eventually released “with no legitimate justification.”

Bennett said Metro’s “excessive usage of force was unbearable” and while laying on the flooring all he might believe was “I’m going to die for no other factor than I am black and my skin color is in some way a threat.”

Bennett said he retained civil liberties lawyer John Burris to examine the event and check out any legal alternatives.

FOX5 connected to City cops, and the department reacted publicly in a tweet before holding a press conference on Wednesday afternoon.

Recommendation a statement made by Michael Bennett, this case is under examination. Reserve judgment. We will resolve this openly today.

— LVMPD (@LVMPD)

September 6, 2017 Throughout a press conference with the police department, Metro Undersheriff Kevin McMahill stated as officers cleared the casino they saw a man, later on determined as Bennett bent down by a maker. He ultimately ranged from the gambling establishment and leapt over a wall towards the street. City officers chased Bennett, thinking he might have been associated with the occurrence at the bar and yelled at him to stop, but cops stated he continued to move.

Police safely left “clients of all races,” McMahill said. Including, there is “no proof that race contributed in this incident.”

McMahill stated he did unknown why law enforcement officer believed Bennett may have been associated with the event, adding it is under investigation.

Bennett was apprehended for approximately 10 minutes, McMahill said. A supervisor explained the occurrence to Bennett who supposedly informed officers he had no problems with the incident besides an officer putting a weapon to his head.

McMahill confirmed the officers both had their weapons out however they are investigating the claims that an officer pointed it at his head and said he would blow his avoid. Bennett was not armed.

McMahill stated the very first he became aware of the incident was when he saw a TMZ video published online together with the statement on Bennett’s Twitter page. The department opened an internal investigation without Bennett’s problem.

Throughout journalism conference, McMahill asked Bennett to submit his complaint to the internal affairs department at City.

City asking Bennett and his Attorney to call internal affairs to send an official statement

— Eric Hilt FOX5 (@ericmhilt)

September 6, 2017 McMahill stated there are 126 videos connected with this event that they need to evaluate. He stated the “detaining officer did not trigger his individual body camera,” so it can not be evaluated. If the examination reveals that the officers were in infraction of department policies they will be held accountable. The work status of the officers involved in the occurrence has not altered.

LVMPD: department found out of Bennett’s allegations this morning and an examination was introduced. There are 126 videos to review

— Eric Hilt FOX5 (@ericmhilt)

September 6, 2017 McMahill asked the general public to send out the department video if they have anything from the night of the incident. Any video that can assist with the investigation can be sent to the internal affairs department. The department can be reached by phone at 702-828-3111.

Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll resolved the event throughout the team’s press conference on Wednesday. Carroll said he is thankful that Bennett is safe and the team stands with him. He added, Bennett was really psychological the morning after the incident and Bennett is working on ways to take the next action.

Bennett also addressed the media on Wednesday, calling the incident a “distressing experience.”

“Do I think every authorities deal is bad? No,” Bennett stated. “Do I think that there are some people out there that judge them based upon the color of their skin? Yes, I think that.”

Bennett stated he is sharing his experience since there are a great deal of individuals who did not live to share theirs, citing Philando Castile and Trayvon Martin adding, he is “lucky to be here today.”

A reporter asked if he had spoken with the Las Vegas cops department and he said he is letting his legal group and representatives “take care of it.”

Bennett did not go into detail on exactly what took place prior to the incident and stated he is focused on the task at hand, which is the video game.

Stay with FOX5 and FOX5Vegas.com for advancements.

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Putin implicates U.S. of meddling into FIFA affairs

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Alexei Nikolsky/RIA Novosti, Kremlin swimming pool photo/ AP

In this Wednesday, May 27, 2015, swimming pool photo, Russian President Vladimir Putin listens during a conference in the Kremlin, Moscow, Russia.

Thursday, May 28, 2015|8:16 a.m.

MOSCOW– Russian President Vladimir Putin implicated the United States of meddling in the affairs of soccer’s regulating body and hinted that its corruption investigation is part of an attempt to take the 2018 World Cup away from his country.

Putin stated in telecasted comments Thursday that he found it “odd” that the FIFA probe was gone for the request of U.S. authorities for criminal offenses which do not include its residents and did not happen in the United States.

Corruption charges in the united state were announced Wednesday against 14 individuals, at least two of whom have American citizenship. 7 of the 14 were detained Wednesday morning in Zurich ahead of a FIFA conference and Friday’s governmental election where Sepp Blatter is anticipated to win a 5th term. Much of the money that supposedly altered hands went through U.S. banks, which is why U.S. officials had the ability to bring charges.

In a different probe, Swiss prosecutors opened criminal proceedings into FIFA’s awarding of the 2018 World Cup to Russia and the 2022 tournament to Qatar.

Putin stated even if “someone has done something wrong,” Russia “has absolutely nothing to do with it.” He then attempted to depict the probe as a U.S. attempt to go after dissenters, comparing the case to the persecution of whistleblowers Julian Assange and Edward Snowden.

“Our American counterparts, sadly, are utilizing the exact same methods to reach their objectives and illegally persecute individuals. I don’t rule out that this is the case in relation to FIFA,” Putin stated. “I have no doubt that this is yet another evident effort to hinder Mr. Blatter’s re-election as FIFA president. We know the pressure that he underwent in relation to Russia holding the 2018 World Cup.”

Russian Sports Minister Vitaly Mutko, who is likewise a FIFA executive committee member and is in Zurich for the regulating body’s congress and governmental election, stated Wednesday that his nation invites the examination.