A Louisiana man says he was unlawfully detained by police after they responded to a domestic dispute.
Donrell Breaux, 26, also questioned the relationship between the responding deputy and the neighbor with which he had the altercation with.
“I knew he (the deputy) was a personal friend (of the neighbor),” Breaux said, “and I thought it was an unlawful arrest. I don’t have to submit to an unlawful arrest.” […]
The incident occurred Sunday (March 30) in the 200 block of Marmandie Avenue in River Ridge. Part of the encounter was recorded by Breaux’s friend, Eric Banegas, and posted on Facebook on Tuesday (April 1). As of Thursday, the video had been shared more than 22,800 times.
Breaux said he and Banegas were standing on Banegas’ front porch and talking. He admits to using profanity, but said they were cracking jokes amongst themselves. “It wasn’t to the point that we were loud and disturbing people,” Breaux said.
The neighbor walked out of his home, warning the two to watch their language. Breaux said the neighbor was belligerent, and a brief verbal confrontation followed. The neighbor called police.
Breaux’s friend, Eric Banegas was able to capture a portion of the incident on video.
Watch the arrest:
Breaux, who has been living at the residence since December, recognized both officers who responded to the call as personal friends of his neighbor.
He was eventually taken into custody and booked with battery of a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, disorderly conduct and disturbing the peace.
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