Was Race a Factor in the Arrest of RB Marshawn Lynch?

TMZ reports below that race could have had a play in the arrest of Seattle RB Marshawn Lynch:

Things are getting racial in the Marshawn Lynch DUI case — the NFL star’s lawyer tells TMZ he believes the two white cops who arrested Lynch may have had it out for the running back because of the color of his skin.

Lynch was pulled over by the California Highway Patrol in Oakland back in July and was arrested for drunk driving after officers say his blood alcohol level was above the legal limit. In the police report, cops said they had noticed the Seattle Seahawks running back had been swerving all over the road.

But Lynch’s attorney, Ivan Golde, tells us “There may be an issue of police misconduct/racism based on the fact that you have two white cops [and] an African American defendant by himself.”

Golde believes the proof may rest in the fact that the incident was NOT captured on the CHP dash cam. Golde claims cops told him the recording device was “not functioning properly” during the arrest.

“There’s an inference, a possibility … it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to say that the police maybe turned it off,” Golde says.

TMZ spoke with a rep for the CHP who tells us, “Although the lawyer for Mr. Lynch alleges there is possible police misconduct and racism because both of the officers who arrested him were of Caucasian ancestry and their patrol vehicle’s mobile video/audio recording system was inoperative, this allegation is false and without merit.”

The rep continues, “False allegations such as this undermine the mission and morale of all public safety personnel who faithfully work and serve within our communities.”


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One Response to “Was Race a Factor in the Arrest of RB Marshawn Lynch?”

  1. azbowhunter says:

    So, if a black guy gets arrested by two white cops, it’s racism?

    Come on man!!!!

    I love the Seahawks, and have since 1980, and I am a big fan of THE BEAST IN 24, but these allegations, as they are reported here, are lame.

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