Jackson Hays, a basketball player for the New Orleans Pelicans of the National Basketball Association, was brutally arrested at his home when patrols came to his private property after a dispute with his girlfriend.
On August 28, the Los Angeles County Police received a call to Heys’ house. When the police arrived at the house, the basketball player himself was already waiting for him, and after a short exchange of words, the law enforcement officers wanted to enter the house, which the athlete did not want to allow.
The police wanted to enter private property and see if Hey’s girlfriend was okay, and the basketball player himself went with him to the house, which the law enforcement officers did not allow him, after which a sharper exchange of words began and the law enforcement officers made an aggressive arrest.
At one point, it can also be seen that a policeman was kneeling on Hey’s neck. As a result, the basketball player shouted, “I can’t breathe.” Immediately afterwards, the law enforcement officer, encouraged by a colleague, removed the knee from the basketball player’s neck.
The 21-year-old basketball player also suffered an electric shock several times. During his detention, law enforcement officers constantly ordered the basketball player to stop the resistance he protested, pointing out that the police were acting illegally.
Heys was hospitalized with minor injuries, but was investigated for resisting arrest. Hey’s girlfriend withdrew from the investigation. At present, the police representative has not provided more information about the Hayes case.
The 21-year-old basketball player stood out in the Pelicans last season with an average of 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds.