Wrongly accused Baton Rouge man honored at New York Tidal concert
NEW YORK (AP) - A Baton Rouge man jailed after he was wrongly accused of shooting at a police officer has been honored at a criminal justice reform concert in New York.
The Advocate reports 22-year-old Raheem Howard, of Baton Rouge, was flown up to New York for Tuesday's fourth annual Tidal X Brooklyn concert as an honorary guest. Entertainment company Roc Nation paid for the trip. Roc Nation and Tidal, the subscription-based music streaming service that puts on and broadcasts the concert, are owned by rapper Jay-Z.
During the concert, attendees cheered for Howard after political commentator Angela Rye shared how he gained his freedom after spending more than three weeks in jail for attempted murder of a police officer.
Louisiana prosecutors dropped the case after evidence showed now-fired Baton Rouge Police Officer Yuseff Hamadeh shot at Howard - not the other way around.
Howard continuously posted from the event, including a video of Rye's announcement which you can see right below.
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