Posted: Monday, April 4, 2022. 12:00 pm CST.
By Aaron Humes: Tour guide in training and boat captain 19 year old Shamar Foster is telling his side of the viral video showing Police officers aggressively approaching him for a search.
This morning he was at the Raccoon Street Police Station for an interview with Professional Standards Branch (PSB) but he told us he would not give them a formal statement.
Instead he is in the process of retaining an attorney who will handle the deposition/affidavit of his statement of events and communicate with police.
Foster told us he was with a group of guests when he was approached by the officer and his partner asking to search him.
Foster questioned the need for the search and the officers’ response escalated, including violently shoving down a phone camera recording the incident, using obscene language, and threatening to charge the youth for assaulting a police officer.
Foster said he thought mainly of how the incident would look to his tourist guests, and worse, what might happen to him once he got to the station. However, he was never charged and the officers left the scene after bystanders intervened.
More on this to come.
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