As reported by MSDTV, Solange Knowles recently went off via twitter about her run-in with Miami PD. While she didn’t get into all the specifics, she does claim blatant discrimination by 5-0 and even reckless behavior as they allegedly pulled out a weapon against her.
To offer her full story of how Miami PD mistreated her and her friends, and lied in their reports, Solange spoke with E! News about the entire incident. According to Solange:
“Never once during the incident did I even raise my voice. I feel very strongly about standing up for myself when something is wrong, and am very disappointed in the way that the Miami [Beach] Police Department has handled this case.”
Solange’s rep explains that Knowles and two friends went to a club, where she somehow obtained a large balloon that they planned to give to a pal’s kid the next day.
They then took a taxi to another night spot, where the bouncer informed them that they couldn’t take the balloon inside.
“They decided to go across the street to deflate the balloon, where they encountered two police officers who had casual, light-hearted conversation with them,” Knowles’ rep states. “One officer pulled out a switchblade and threatened to pop the balloon. They felt it was inappropriate, but the turning point happened when he then took out the switchblade a second time with the blade open and said to them, ‘I don’t find the humor in this, anymore.’ The blade was less than a couple feet away from Solange and her friends.”
Check out the rest of the story after the break, plus Miami’s PD’s take on it:
Solange’s rep continues:
The officer proceeded to “forcefully” ask them to move, gesturing that they cross the street though there was oncoming traffic.
“Solange then asked the officer what was it that they did wrong, and he forcefully responded again to move,” she told E! News. “When a taxi pulled up, they got in and headed home. Solange made a series of calls to report the incident and was told to be prepared to be arrested when she came in to report the incident if her story was false. Solange simply wanted to report that the officer pulled out a weapon, when she had done nothing illegal, disruptive or belligerent.”
Oh really? Sounds a little fishy to me. Solo’s rep says the singer is still actively filing charges on the cops.
So what’s the PD version? Well here’s what they are claiming happened:
The MBPD says that Knowles was the one who became unruly with two off-duty police officers, who then guided her across the street to calm her down. They say that she had been loudly complaining that she was turned away from the nightclub for racial reasons.
“The whole entire incident was about the fact that she was not allowed in a club,” Officer Juan Sanchez told E! News. “And when she became abusive, she was pulled to the side. There was no mention of a gun. Considering it might be an internal investigation, I can’t tell you much other than that.”
Sounds a little like Solange was a little twisted that night. Of course, MSDTV will keep you posted.