NOPD releases body camera footage of encounter with Frenchmen Street trumpet player

A little more than a week after a video of New Orleans police officers arresting a trumpet player on Frenchmen Street went viral, with many calling the action heavy-handed since the musician was pinned to the ground, the NOPD released body camera footage from one of its officers that Superintendent Shaun Ferguson said explains the tactics.

The Facebook Live video that sparked the NOPD’s response was posted a little before 10 p.m. on July 8. It has now been viewed nearly 60,000 times and spurred news coverage across the nation.

Grant, who is developmentally disabled said after leaving the courthouse the bookstore’s new owners have complained recently about the Young Fellaz Brass Band playing on the corner, a spot they have reportedly performed on for almost a decade.



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