Sheriff Statement on Detainment of Wyclef Jean

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Official LASD Department Statement: 

It is unfortunate that Mr. Jean was detained for six minutes during this investigation, as he had no involvement whatsoever in this violent crime.  However, Los Angeles County Deputy Sheriffs are frequently required to make lawful detentions, under the strict parameters provided by law, in the interest of catching often dangerous and armed suspects in our communities and keeping the public safe.  The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department is apologetic for any inconvenience this process caused Mr. Jean.  We are grateful we were able to apprehend the robbery suspects and that no one was seriously injured.

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