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Jay-Z & Roc Nation Legal team to defend man who was beaten by Wisconsin police at Applebee’s

Jay-Z lawyer hires attorney for man wrongfully arrested at Wisconsin Applebee’s this month.

Team Roc reportedly hires Jay-Z’s Lawyer Alex Spiro to represent man wrongfully arrested at Applebee's in Wisconsin

JAY-Z’s team Roc hires legal support for man wrongfully arrested at Applebee’s.

Roc Nation's social justice and philanthropic arm, Team ROC, has hired Jay-Z's legal counsel, Alex Spiro, to represent a man in Kenosha, Wisconsin, who was wrongfully and violently arrested by law enforcement.

According to a press statement, Alex Spiro was brought on to represent Jermelle English Jr. and his family following the violent incident. “The reckless arrest of Jermelle English Jr. and the careless endangerment of his infant child by the Kenosha Police Department is an absolute travesty,” detailed Team ROC Managing Director Dania Diaz in a statement.

“The Team ROC team is here to support Jermelle and his family through this traumatic experience, demand justice, and hold the Kenosha police officers accountable.”


On (Aug. 10), Video wrongful arrest of man holding 1-year-old baby inside Applebee's restaurant.

Earlier this month, Kenosha police claimed he was the suspect investigating a hit-and-run incident and searching for the suspect inside an Applebee's Restaurant. While the real suspect hid in the bathroom, police mistakenly pepper-sprayed Jermelle English Jr., his partner Shayna Boyd, and his one-month-old son Taquarius.

Despite learning that English Jr. and his family were not involved, Jermelle English Jr., and Shayna Boyd were arrested, and police charged them with disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, and obstructing an officer. Boyd was also charged with possession of marijuana.


Local news station ABC WISN 12 reported officers entered the eatery searching for suspects described as two Black men and a woman carrying a child. The police claim the Applebee’s employees directed them to “suspicious people” that may have been involved in the crash which led them to English Jr. The actual suspects were later found in the restaurant bathroom facilities.


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