Jack Harlow is calling for the Georgia police officer who put his hands around a Black woman’s neck to be fired.
On Thursday (Dec. 30), the “What’s Poppin” emcee took to Instagram to post a video of the disturbing incident, which took place earlier this week during his tour stop in Atlanta. In the clip, the woman says, “All I wanted to go do was go to a Jack Harlow show.” One of the officers then put his hand around the woman’s neck and pushed her away from him, while telling her to “get out of my face.”
Harlow urged his fans to help him identify the cop so that he could be terminated for his behavior. “This video came to my attention a few hours ago,” he captioned the post. “When I watched it I was disgusted by that cop and all I wanted to do was make something good happen for this girl immediately…I told the world to help me identify her so I could find a way to give her a hug and give her as many tickets to as many shows as she wants.”
However, Harlow said giving the woman a hug and tickets to his show was not enough and he needed to step up to help a “systemic issue” that’s been happening in this country toward Black people.
“Assaulting a young woman and putting his hands on her neck is sickening,” he added. “I look out in the crowd every night and see Black women in my front row…screaming my lyrics, traveling to see me, supporting me, riding for me. I want this woman, and every Black woman that supports me to know — I am so sorry. I want you to be protected and I want this guy to lose his job so fucking fast. I love you. Let’s find this officer.”
Since the “Already Best Friends” rapper’s post, the Cobb County Police Department released a statement, saying, that it “takes any and all allegations of officer misconduct very seriously.” The department also said it is conducting an “internal review to get a full understanding of the entire incident before any potential action is taken.”
Check out Harlow’s post below.
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