Louisiana Man Says Officer Unlawfully Arrested Him

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Louisiana Man Says Officer Unlawfully Arrested Him

Donrell Breaux, 26, of River Ridge, Louisiana, said an an officer unlawfully arrested him. A video showing the incident was posted to Facebook and went viral.

Published April 7, 2014

Donrell Breaux, 26, of Louisiana, says an officer overstepped his boundaries and wrongfully arrested him at his friend's home on March 30. A video of the incident that was recorded and posted to Facebook by Eric Banegas, Breaux's friend, has gone viral since being posted April 1.

"I'm pretty pissed about the situation," he told the Times-Picayune. "I feel this is wrong because they do this all the time and nobody ever has it on video. I feel it's a problem with the police and people not knowing their rights."

Breaux and Banegas were standing and talking on Banegas' front porch when Banegas' neighbor told them to stop using profane language in their conversation. This ended with a verbal confrontation and Banegas' neighbor calling the police. Breaux admitted to using profane language but said they were not being disruptive.

When the officer arrived, Breaux recognized him as a friend of the neighbor. What follows is the officer pushing his way through Banegas' door. Breaux repeatedly asked the officer what he did wrong, but instead of answering him, the officer arrests him. 

Breaux has been charged with battery of a police officer, resisting arrest and disturbing the peace, according to WSDU News.

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Written by Natelege Whaley


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