We mentioned last week that there is reportedly cell-phone video of how Shreveport, Louisiana, cops handled the arrest of actors Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright at a wrap party for the flick W.
According to someone who's seen the vid, the actors were cruelly tasered and pepper-sprayed by the popo:
"It shows Josh trying to calm down the cops [outside the Stray Cat bar]. He's saying, 'It's cool, man. Everything's good.' You see Josh and Jeffrey hugging. That's when the cops Mace them. Then they tackle Jeffrey and Taser him. You also hear someone saying, 'What are you doing to that man?' It's disgraceful."
A Shreveport police spokesman said, "We've heard about this video. We'd love to see it, if someone would like to send it to us."
The video is said to be in the hands of a California lawyer.
The cops reportedly have their own video and audio tapes - recorded by some of the 10 officers who responded to a reported disturbance at the wrap party.
The Shreveport Times has called on the city's police chief to release the police tapes, "…it's a bar brawl, not a homicide. Shreveport citizens have a right to view how their officers conducted themselves."
The cop boss has apparently decided to keep the official tapes under wraps until Brolin, Wright and five other members of the W movie crew appear in court on Dec. 2.
A mouthpiece for Brolin declined to comment on "an ongoing legal matter."
We wonder…are the Shreveport cops Republicans and were they angry the flick filmed in their town?
Thank goodness for technology.
The truth will come out!
[Image via WENN.]