“I was counting the seconds because I thought he was going to kill me,” Kazeem Oyeneyin, spoke out Saturday of the confrontation with police at his home in Raleigh, NC
“He was shaking the gun. All he has to do is slip and hit that trigger and I’m dead.”
The 31-year-old homeowner,who is black was handcuffed and perp walked to a police car in his underwear in front of his neighbors by white cops responding to a false burglar alarm at his home
I endured the “most humiliating experience of my life” said Kazeem Oyeneyin
Oyeneyin, was taken into custody when white police officers answered a false burglar alarm at his North Carolina home and ended up placing him in handcuffs at gunpoint and walking him to a police car in just his underwear as his neighbors watched
Kazeem Oyeneyin, said two white police officers responded to his NC home over a false burglar alarm – When they arrived, instead they ended up placing Oyeneyin in handcuffs at gunpoint
The homeowner endured the humiliation of being perp walked from his house to the police cruiser in his underwear, with curious neighbors gawking
The incident happened August 17 at Oyeneyin’s Raleigh, North Carolina, home
A spokesperson for Raleigh police said the ‘department is looking into this incident and reviewing our officers’ actions’
The officer then tells Oyeneyin to get on the ground and put his hands behind his back.
A confused Oyeneyin then asks ‘for what?’ before complying with the officer who is holding him at gunpoint.
The officer is seen cuffing Oyeneyin who continues to ask why he’s being arrested.
‘I just talked to the alarm people,’ Oyeneyin explains after the officer told him they were responding to a burglar alarm.
The clip then cuts to the arresting officer explaining to another officer what transpired.
Two other officers are seen arriving to the home as one tells Oyeneyin to ‘have a seat’ on his staircase while the ‘clear the house’.
‘I haven’t done nothing wrong,’ Oyeneyin tells the officers as they escort him outside of his home and walking him out to a police car.
The incident occurred on August 17 around 12.21pm. Oyeneyin said a friend who was staying with him at the time had left the home and accidentally triggered the burglar alarm.
‘I go downstairs. I disengage the alarm. I go back upstairs, I laid down. Twenty minutes later, I just hear these loud noises,’ Oyeneyin told ABC News.
‘So, I come down my steps, I grab my gun because I don’t know who’s in the house,’ he added.
Oyeneyin said it was the ‘most humiliating experience of my life’. the incident he described as occurred on August 17 around 12.21pm. Oyeneyin said a friend who was staying with him at the time had left the home and accidentally triggered the burglar alarm.
It wasn’t until a second sergeant arrived and recognized Oyeneyin that he was released from the handcuffs.
Oyeneyin said it was the ‘most humiliating experience of my life’.
‘I mean, I felt like my character was defamed. I went outside the other day, the neighbors wouldn’t even wave at me. They don’t know what’s going on. They think I’m a whole criminal over here,’ he told ABC.
Oyeneyin, who has lived in his home for nearly five years, said he doesn’t have a criminal record and has a permit to carry a concealed weapon.
Raleigh police said the ‘department is looking into this incident and reviewing our officers’ actions’, and they had’attempted to contact the homeowner several times over the past few days to discuss this incident with him’.