White Business Owners Call 911 On Black Band Playing Outside In New Orleans
A Louisiana community is still reeling over the arrest of a Black brass band player by New Orleans police after a complaint from a white store owner.
Viral video of the arrest, shot by Facebook user Christopher Henry, showed trumpeter Eugene Grant, 27, pinned to the ground by NOPD officers near the corner of Chartres and Frenchmen streets, according to local newspaper the Gambit. The incident unfolded around 9:30 p.m. Monday, July 8, as police responded to a call of a disturbance from a local business.
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