alabamaA spokesperson for the Birmingham Police Department said that the high school band director refused to cooperate with police instructions.soccerAfter the game, he continued the band’s playing, but was overpowered by police with a stun gun and arrested.
Brigham Police Department spokesman Truman Fitzgerald released a statement saying that the interscholastic football game held at PD Jackson-Olin High School on the 14th was hosted by Miner High School. School) won. After the game, when the police started evacuating the stadium. Bands from both schools were still performing.
The statement said police contacted the band directors of both schools and asked them to stop the performance so that the audience and students could leave. The homeowner’s band stopped playing as per police instructions, but Miner High School band director Johnny Mims did not. Cooperate in the process and continue to lead the band in performance.
Video Source: Brigham Police Department YouTube
Police said a physical altercation broke out when officers attempted to arrest Mims for disorderly conduct. Mims is an employee of the Birmingham City School System.
Footage captured by police bodycams showed that several Brigham police officers asked Mims to stop the demonstration, but Mims first responded, “Go away,” and later said, “We’re getting ready to go .This is us.” Last song”.
An officer told Mims, “You’re going to jail.” Mims responded with a thumbs up and said, “That would be nice.”
CNN reported on the 19th that after the stadium lights were off and the band had stopped performing, Mims had a physical confrontation with a police officer who was about to handcuff him as he walked off the stage. Mims punches the police officer, resulting in injury. After receiving the electric shock, he fell on the ground and started screaming.
Mims Defense Lawyer, AlzauRepresentativeJuandalynn Given released a statement to CNN saying the incident was a shocking example of abuse of power by police, and that Mims’ civil rights were clearly violated. He said that the police should not have treated the band in this manner unless there was a significant safety threat to the general public at the time.