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Shreveport Police

Say They're in the Wright

7/17/2008 6:10 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The PoPo in Shreveport are blowing off accusations of racism in the arrest of Josh Brolin and Jeffrey Wright, saying they've found no proof of an alleged racially-fueled rant.

Josh Brolin and Jeff Wright
A spokesman for the Shreveport PD tells TMZ the chief has reviewed all in-car audio and video and found the officers used "professionalism" in the arrests. We're told witnesses at the scene say the arresting officers used extremely foul language -- including the "N" word -- and there's cell phone video of at least a portion of the confrontation.

We're also told other officers heard the offensive tirade, but Shreveport police tell us none have come forward. So far, the Department has not taken any action against the officers.

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Clinton    

Again, you SAY there is the evidence of a "cell phone video" and "other officers" to corroborate the accusations you're trying to tout as EVIDENCE. Well, - where is it? Talk about playing the "race-card".

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sistawhite    

Put the video out! Let us all see it.

2259 days ago
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dumbasses    

Other officers won't come forward. I learned about it in a criminal justice class, it's called the blue wall of silence and rumor has it that if you betray your fellow officers, there goes your back up, with death threats and harassment very likely. We watched a video of an officer who HADN'T ratted out is colleagues, but he was suspected of it, and he stopped getting back up on his calls and received threatening notes in his locker. I'm not saying the fight did happen, but if it was witnessed by other officers, they aren't gonna come forward and say so.

2259 days ago
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mickey lou    

The police haven't taken any action because nothing happened!
Sto[ protecting these punks because they are so called actors!

2259 days ago
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Maira    

This sucks, a bigger deal should be made!!!

2259 days ago
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annoyed    

........"The PoPo" ??????? How old is your writer? Three? What's wrong with saying "the police" ?

2259 days ago
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StickIt    

Actually there is audio and video evidence of the cops using racial slurs but those who took the photos/audio recordings gave it to Brolin and Wright's lawyers. That's why the video hasn't been released yet - they might be saving it for trial or a hearing.

2259 days ago
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Alex Parrish    

"PoPo"? What are you - 5-years old? If you want your articles to be taken seriously as an adult, stop writing like an infant. Geeze -- why would somebody even have to tell you that?

2259 days ago
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Clinton    

.....-10. Actually there is audio and video evidence of the cops using racial slurs but those who took the photos/audio recordings gave it to Brolin and Wright's lawyers. That's why the video hasn't been released yet - they might be saving it for trial or a hearing.
Posted at 6:19PM on Jul 17th 2008 by Sick
that's one of the stupidest things I've read in the last monbth, or so. If, and I do stress the "IF", any of the semi-actors or their attorneys had the fictitious video, it would be all over the internet and STILL be used in court. Your logic is HIGHLY ridiculous.

2259 days ago
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my, my, what truth dacoits you are    

"We're told" is not investigative journalism; it's rather tired and tiring stochastic speculation and gossip, so I'm told. Boy, most of tmz's staff couldn't even get a job as resident hermaphrodite in a seedy carney freak show of 100 years ago-even though some of you look the part, straight out of Central Casting.

2259 days ago
11.

dee    

I keep hearing about this incidnet, but no one mentioned why the police were called to the scene in the place? What did Brolin and Wright alledgedly do?

2259 days ago
12.

The Work Place Sucks!    

Hell they probably threatened the witnesses. happens here all the time.

2259 days ago
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The Work Place Sucks!    

....it's on the hush hush until the court case comes out, then those police will be in trouble. I know the guy who got the video.

2259 days ago
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ali    

Where is your proof? I have been pulled over by the Shreveport police and I can tell you attitude is something that will g et your stuff in jail fast. I didnt go to jail because I did an about face and let him speak his mind and yes sirred the officer. Please, I want to see the video where the cops used the n word and unnecessary behavior.

2259 days ago
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Clinton    

My uncle is one of the guys who were there and he said the cops never said anything of the sort to any of the people there. While there are cell camera videos of the incident, they all back up the cops, not the other way around.

The two doofuses who are trying to say that there is video evidence are blowing fictitious smoke. Besides, it would help their case far more to release anything incriminating now so as to convict them in the court of public opinion before any court cases were filed. Infantile fools just making it up.

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