Crime Jaxson Hayes Arrested After Altercation with Cops; LAPD Investigating Officer Use of Force

04:41  30 july  2021
04:41  30 july  2021 Source:   people.com

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New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes was arrested after he was allegedly involved in a violent altercation with cops near a Los Angeles -area home on Wednesday morning. The altercation reportedly got so aggressive that police needed to put out an " officer needs help" radio call. Police ended up using a Taser on the former Texas Longhorns star, TMZ Sports reported. COVID-19 Vaccine should be mandatory for NBA players, charles barkley says.

Jaxson Hayes pushed a cop into a wall and resisted arrest for over 2 minutes before police were finally able to slap handcuffs on the Pelicans center, this according to LAPD . Police tell us they received a call for a "domestic dispute" around 2:50 AM Wednesday morning and when they responded to the location Jaxson was arrested for resisting arrest and taken to a local hospital for treatment for "injuries sustained during the altercation ." A police officer was also treated for injuries. LAPD says the incident -- which was captured by police body camera -- will be investigated because

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Jaxson Hayes' and a police officer were injured Wednesday morning during the player's arrest. The incident, and the officer's use of force, is now being investigated by the LAPD.

The New Orleans Pelicans player, 21, was arrested by the Los Angeles Police Department on Wednesday just after 3 a.m., records obtained by PEOPLE show. He was later released on Thursday just after 5 p.m., with the post a $25,000 bond.

According to a statement released by the LAPD, the agency received a call about a "domestic dispute" at the NBA star's home. Upon arrival, the LAPD says officers reportedly told him that he needed to remain outside so they could talk to the woman involved in the alleged dispute.

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Jaxson Hayes was arrested last night after an alleged altercation with police , per @TMZ. Both Hayes and an officer were treated at a nearby hospital. pic.twitter.com/4zt8IVdS7T. Having said all of that, this is a very serious situation. Hayes isn’t being accused of a minor charge like public intoxication or speeding. He’s being accused of fighting with the police , and the court system doesn’t look fondly on allegedly fighting cops . Hopefully, he has a great lawyer because it sounds like he’s going to need it.

Hayes , 21, allegedly tried to keep cops from entering the Los Angeles -area residence when they responded to investigate the call, leading to a fight between the 6-foot-11, 220-pound center-forward and officers , TMZ reported. Hayes was hit with a Taser during the ensuing melee, which got so heated at one point that cops reportedly put out an “ officer needs help” radio call. Hayes , who was selected 8th overall by the Pelicans in the 2019 NBA Draft, was taken to a hospital for minor injuries. The officer involved also sought medical treatment, but their condition was unknown, TMZ reported.

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Hayes "repeatedly" made attempts to enter the residence after being met with police resistance and pushed an officer into a wall, according to the LAPD. At that point, backup was called to help handcuff the NBA player.

"Officers utilized physical force to take Hayes down to the ground to overcome his resistance. Once on the ground, Hayes attempted to get up and continued resisting officers. Officers utilized two deployments of the taser, as well as bodyweight and physical force during the altercation," police stated.

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The Los Angeles Police were called to a home on a domestic abuse call on Wednesday morning. Still, officers say that when they arrived, the 21-year-old NBA player tried to physically block them from entering the premises to check on the safety of its inhabitants, TMZ reported. To get him to move from the home’s doorway, a police report says that Hayes was tased. After the brawl died down, both Hayes and an officer were sent to a local hospital for minor injuries sustained during the altercation .

The incident involving the player and LAPD resulted in both Hayes and an officer seeking medical attention at a local hospital where they were later released.

Hayes was then taken into police custody for resisting arrest.

An officer involved in the incident is also being investigated for "the possibility of force being applied to Hayes' neck during the use of force," the LAPD announced.

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Hayes is scheduled for his first court appearance on Jan. 24, 2022. A rep for the athelte did not immediately respond to PEOPLE's request to comment.

Regarding the woman involved in the alleged dispute, the LAPD stated she "declined to cooperate with officers' investigation."

"We have been made aware of the incident involving Jaxson Hayes. We are working in conjunction with the NBA and Jaxson's representatives to gather more information and will have no further comment at this time," the Pelicans said in a statement obtained by Fox 8 New Orleans.

Los Angeles police investigating possible excessive use of force in arrest of NBA center Jaxson Hayes .
The Los Angeles Police Department has launched an investigation into whether officers used excessive force while arresting NBA Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes, a department spokesperson confirmed to CNN Wednesday. © Glenn James/NBAE/Getty Images/FILE New Orleans Pelicans center Jaxson Hayes during a game in May. On July 28, LAPD officers responded to a call at about 2:50 a.m. local time reporting a domestic dispute at a residence in Woodland Hills, California. When officers arrived, they encountered Hayes in the front yard, a statement from LAPD said.

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