GA officer saw woman grab hold of woman outside Jack Harlow concert


Jack Harlow spoke out after a video showed a Georgian officer grabbing a woman's neck.  This archive photo of the rapper is from September.

Jack Harlow spoke out after a video showed a Georgian officer grabbing a woman’s neck. This archive photo of the rapper is from September.

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Rapper Jack Harlow wants a cop to leave the police after he was seen grabbing a woman outside a concert hall in Georgia.

On Instagram, Harlow posted a 13-second clip that shows a cop putting his hand on the woman’s neck and grabbing her wrist. The woman can also be heard using secular language in the video.

“I want this woman and all the black women who support me to know – I’m so sorry,” Harlow wrote in the caption of the Dec. 30 post. “I want you to be protected and I want this guy to lose his job.”

The Cobb County Police Department told several news outlets it was aware of a video showing a meeting between a woman and one of its officers near Coca-Cola Roxy, a live music center from the Atlanta area. Harlow was scheduled to perform there on December 28, according to the venue’s website.

Police did not immediately respond to McClatchy News’ request for comment on Dec. 31, but told WXIA the department takes “allegations of officer misconduct very seriously.”

“The incident is undergoing an internal review to get a full understanding of the whole incident before any potential action,” Cobb County Police said in a statement, according to media reports.

Harlow, who is white and originally from Kentucky, said he was “disgusted” by the incident. He said he wanted help locating the woman in the video so he could “give her a hug and give her as many tickets to as many shows as she wants.”

“But it’s not enough and it’s not a solution to a systemic problem that people who are unlike me face,” Harlow wrote. “The next step is to identify this policeman and put him out of work as quickly as possible. Assaulting a young woman and putting her hands on her neck is disgusting. . I look in the crowd every night and see black women in the front row… shout my words, travel to see me, support me, ride for me.

Harlow has expressed support for the black community and participated in protests after Louisville Police in March 2020 shot dead Breonna Taylor, a 26-year-old black woman, Billboard reported.

“No matter how kissed I am, there will never be a day that I will be black,” Harlow told the outlet. “That being said, there is a certain responsibility that comes with being a white man in a black genre, and there are some things that made me view it differently. But there is something exciting about skipping all of them. the barriers that could be there and create unity. ”

Simone Jasper is a reporter covering breaking news for The News & Observer and real-time news in the Carolinas.


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