R&B Singer Tank Claims Police Brutality After Arrest in New OrleansTuesday, February 19, 2008
The singer and a friend were headed to an afterparty for NBA All-Star Weekend at the House of Blues, but were reportedly blocked by police due to a shooting in the area. According to an, the police were rude, harassing both Tank and his female friend Ira Dewitt, before telling them they could not enter the area.
In response, Tank told the policemen "Why are you gonna be like that?" Then, immediately began to walk way. That's when three police alleged attacked Tank and began using their tasers on him.
"We started walking away," Ira told MediaTakeOut.com, "but they grabbed Tank and threw him against the wall. [The cops] bent one of his arms up and the other arm back and asked him to do something. Tank told them that he couldn't and before you knew it, there were three cops all over him... and they tased him."
Tank was arrested and booked, and was reportedly released on bail Monday.