Ex-'SNL' Cast Member, Jay Pharoah Posts Video of LAPD Officer Kneeling on His Neck

Jay Pharoah (GETTY)
Photo credit Jay Pharoah (GETTY)

Jay Pharoah, a former cast member of "Saturday Night Live" says he was stopped by LAPD and one of the officers kneeled on his neck.

Pharoah shared a video of the incident on his Instagram page. 

According to reporting by Deadline, the video footage was captured from a nearby security camera. 

Pharoah talked about the stop during an appearance in the post. He said four officers stopped him while he was running. The video shows the officers pointing their guns at him and demanding that he lay on the ground. He says he was handcuffed and told that he fit the description of a man they were looking for. 

“I could have easily been an Ahmaud Arbery or a George Floyd," he said on the post. 

"I am a Black man in America, proud to be but this is AMERICA#BlackFilter," he wrote on the caption. 

A post shared by Jay Pharoah (@jaypharoah) on Jun 12, 2020 at 7:19am PDT