Animals As Leaders Misses Toronto Show Due To Reyes' Court Date For Arrest
Animals As Leaders was forced to miss their show in Toronto the other day when guitarist Javier Reyes had to return to Boston for a court date after being arrested. Eye witnesses say that he was assaulted by a police officer for filming an arrest they were making before being arrested and charged with assaulting an officer himself. Here's the update from Javier:
Javier Reyes here. I would like to personally apologize for canceling the Toronto show last night. I can explain. After the Boston show on May 26th, I was unlawfully arrested by the Boston Police Department. I had to return to Boston on May 30th for court. As much as we had looked forward to playing Toronto again, there was nothing I could do other than cancel the show and return to Boston to avoid having an arrest warrant filed against me.
I have included a complaint letter a friend/witness has written and sent to the Boston Police. It explains in more detail about the appalling and absurd encounter that occurred that evening. Again, to all our fans in Toronto, I am truly sorry for cancelling the show.
MetalSucks claims that arresting officer Rance Cooley has a history of using excessive force, abusing his power as an officer of the law, and lying to get convictions.
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