Ex-'SNL' Cast Member Jay Pharoah Posts Video of LAPD Officer Kneeling on His Neck

June 13, 2020

    Jay Pharoah, a former cast member of "Saturday Night Live," says he was stopped by the Los Angeles Police Department and one of the officers kneeled on his neck.

    Pharoah shared a video of the incident on his Instagram page. 

    According to reporting by Deadline, the video footage was captured from a nearby security camera. 

    Pharoah talked about the stop during an appearance in the post. He said four officers stopped him while he was running. The video shows the officers pointing their guns at him and demanding that he lay on the ground. He says he was handcuffed and told that he fit the description of a man they were looking for. 

    “I could have easily been an Ahmaud Arbery or a George Floyd," Pharoah said in the clip.

    "I am a Black man in America, proud to be but this is AMERICA#BlackFilter," he wrote in the caption.

    The 32-year-old appeared on "Saturday Night Live" from 2010 - 2016.

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