SHERIFF APOLOGIZES TO WYCLEF JEAN
west hollywood, calif.» Los Angeles County sheriff’s officials are apologizing to Grammy-winning singer Wyclef Jean, who was detained after being mistaken for an armed robbery suspect.
Sheriff’s officials said Tuesday afternoon that although they apologize for the inconvenience, Jean was stopped lawfully by deputies looking for a violent armed robber whose victims described a similar vehicle and article of clothing.
Jean posted a video of the encounter on Twitter after he was detained early Tuesday in West Hollywood.
The former Fugees star said he tried to explain that he wasn’t the suspect but was ignored and cuffed.
Authorities say Jean was a passenger in a car that was nearly identical to a description given by victims of an armed robbery and was wearing similar clothing to that of the suspect.
Wyclef Jean says he was unfairly detained by authorities in Los Angeles County after being mistaken for a robbery suspect.