Cops are so furious over the best way they are saying Jaxson Hayes fought them throughout his arrest final month … they’re now strongly urging NBA commissioner Adam Silver to take motion in opposition to the Pelicans star.
It is all spelled out in a letter, obtained by TMZ Sports activities, written by the Los Angeles Police Protecting League — a police union representing 9,000 rank and file LAPD officers — to Silver and New Orleans Pelicans proprietor Gayle Benson.
Within the observe — which is 4 pages in size — the police union says 6’11, 220-pound Hayes grew to become combative on July 27 after they responded to a home disturbance name involving the hooper.
Legislation enforcement says Hayes refused orders, hurled the n-word at officers, and pushed one cop so exhausting into the wall, the basketball participant injured the “a lot bodily smaller” man.
We’ve obtained images of the cop’s alleged accidents … they usually seem to indicate the officer’s elbow was swollen and bloody following the incident.
LAPPL went on to say within the letter that after a overview of physique digicam footage from the evening … they strongly consider Hayes was out of line, and criminally assaulted an officer in the course of the arrest.
“Mr. Silver,” the officers mentioned within the letter, “the actions of your participant have been illegal, fully unacceptable and are as clear a prima facie case of violating a number of of the Nationwide Basketball Affiliation insurance policies as now we have seen.”
“We respectfully request that you simply instantly provoke an intensive investigation into Mr. Hayes’ actions earlier than, throughout and after the incident and to take acceptable corrective motion to carry Mr. Hayes accountable.”
They continued, “The video is evident. Your swift motion on this incident is warranted.”
The union additionally says within the letter Hayes’ alleged use of the n-word was fully unacceptable … saying it is on the identical degree as when NBA participant Meyers Leonard used an anti-Semitic slur throughout a March online game stream.
“We ask you to research Mr. Hayes’ use of the ‘N-word’ in the course of the incident,” cops mentioned, “and based mostly on the plain proof, maintain him accountable for the blatant violation of the NBA’s values of ‘equality, tolerance, inclusion and respect.'”
LAPPL concluded the letter asking Silver and the NBA to “ship an unequivocal message that assaulting law enforcement officials won’t ever be tolerated by the NBA.”
“Given the severity of this incident, we sincerely hope you’re taking decisive motion on this case.”
As we beforehand reported, Hayes was arrested following the altercation with cops … and was booked on a resisting arrest cost.
The 21-year-old has claimed cops used extreme drive on his neck, inflicting him the shortcoming to breathe at some factors in the course of the arrest.
LAPD officers launched an investigation for attainable use of extreme drive after Hayes claimed he could not breathe in the course of the arrest.