June 2, 2008

Jim Jones Bodyguard Gets Arrested Backstage Summer Jam

After the show ended around 10:30 PM, the rapper’s entourage became involved in a skirmish with police officers, who accused Jones' entourage of attempting to incite a riot, by making references to the Sean Bell shooting.

According to The New Jersey Record, police officers arrested Charles Chandler, 26, for allegedly grabbing a trooper’s head and face with both hands.

Another officer intervened and restrained Chandler, who was arrested and released on $15,000 dollars bail.

Spotted on AllHipHop.com

Well, well… What's a Summer Jam without people getting harassed by the police?

What you read up there is what the New Jersey Record says... but nothing really happens until the cops start something or provoke someone, right?

A friend of mine was backstage throughout the whole ordeal and this is what happened according to him....

Jim Jones had just finished his set, and everyone was backstage chilling, getting ready to hit whatever after party was popping. During these events, there are always undercover police officers around to see that everything goes accordingly and no one gets out of hand. Backstage there are always a lot of people and among the rappers and entourages there were a couple of under covers working. Someone in Jim Jones' crew asked 2 individuals who were they (undercover cops) because they were playing the crew a bit closer then your regular FAN. When asked that, one the undercover (there were 2 of them), pulled out his gun without identifying himself as an officer. Every one started getting rowdy and asking the officer who he was... Anyway, Mr. Charles Chandler was trying to explain to the officer that he should always identify himself FIRST before pulling out his weapon in front of a lot of people. Chandler didn't know this dude was an undercover. How are you supposed to react when something like this happens? Did Chandler put his hands on the officer? Yeah he did, and that was his mistake, he was probably nervous when he grabbed the officers head like you grab a kid's head when trying to explain something.

Don't believe everything you read from the news papers, especially the ones that don't follow our music...

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