And the band played on–until the taser..
“BPD officers attempted to take the band director into custody for Disorderly Conduct when a physical altercation ensued between the band director, Birmingham City Schools System personnel, and BPD officers,” said the statement.
Bodycam video released by Birmingham police shows multiple officers telling Mims to end the performance while the band director repeats “get out of my face.”
“We’re fixing to go. This is our last song,” Mims then tells the officers.
When one officer threatens, “You will go to jail,” Mims responds with a thumbs-up and says, “That’s cool.”
The stadium’s field lights are then turned off and the band concludes its song. When Mims steps off the platform, a struggle ensues between him and the officers as they appear to try to handcuff him while he yells “get off of me.”
“He hit the officer. He gotta go to jail,” one officer is heard saying. “He swing on the officer.”
— Read on www.cnn.com/2023/09/18/us/alabama-band-director-tased-arrested/index.html