Former ‘SNL’ star Jay Pharoah releases surveillance footage of LAPD officer apparently kneeling on his neck


Former “Saturday Night Live” star Jay Pharoah said Friday that in February, a police officer knelt on his neck in a misrepresentation case. Pharoah released surveillance footage of the meeting as well as a message of support for the Black Lives Matter movement.In the 4-minute video, posted to Instagram, the 32-year-old comedian said he was exercising in Los Angeles a few months ago when a police officer ordered him to get grounded.

“See an officer to the left of me. I don’t think about it, because I’m a law-abiding citizen,” Pharoah said. “‘Officer, I see him coming with flamboyant guns. I see him say, “Get on the ground. Raise your hands as if you were not a plane.


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