Lawsuit: Rapper Boosie claims he was racially profiled while shopping
BILOXI, Miss. (AP) - Hip-hop star and Baton Rouge native, Boosie BadAzz, says he was pepper-sprayed by a mall guard in Mississippi because he's black, but the guard and police say otherwise.
The Sun Herald reported Thursday on pretrial testimony in Boosie's federal lawsuit. The celebrity entered a Dillard's store with about 20 onlookers during Biloxi's 2017 Black Beach Weekend. Biloxi officer Matt Howard says he was called to assist with the "unruly crowd.
Guard Glen Kerley says he pepper-sprayed Boosie's assistant, who he says clenched his fists after being asked to leave. Kerley and Howard say the group then attacked Kerley outside.
Testimony indicates that Kerley repeatedly pepper-sprayed Boosie. Tammy Cotton, who worked for Dillard's at the time, testified that Kerley was known for being aggressive to black shoppers.
A settlement meeting is set for Jan. 17.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
La. adopting federal guidelines easing restrictions on nursing home visits
Louisiana teacher uses Joe Burrow and some presidential figures to practice social...
Doctor warns heat stroke can strike anyone at any time, despite age
BRPD to host memorial blood drive in honor of Denham Springs High's...
St. James bar owners ready to open up for business
Coach O speaks with media, says 'most' of team has had coronavirus
LSU's Neil Farrell opting back in for 2020 season
LHSAA moves up start of high school football, teams cleared to start...
LSU AD Scott Woodwards talks Game Day for Tiger Stadium
Former LSU Tiger Tre White emotional over new NFL deal