Jay Pharoah Was Once Pinned Down By Police

Jay Pharoah was jogging in San Fernando Valley, when LAPD pulled their guns on him, ordered him spreadeagled on the ground, and one officer put a knee on Jay's neck.

Jay posted the video and said the incident went down one week before Ahmaud Arbery's murder. He was wearing noise-canceling headphones, when he saw the cops approach. The cops told Jay he fit the description of a suspect, black male wearing gray sweatpants and a gray shirt.

Jay was cuffed, and with a knee to the neck, he urgently tried explaining he was not the guy they were looking for. The cops released him "a minute later."

Jay's gone public with his story because he could have been Ahmaud Arbery or George Floyd, and "I'm still here to tell my story."

"we have the knowledge and we have the power to overthrow," adding, "I'm Jay Pharoah, and I'm a black man in America and my life matters. Black lives always matter."

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