Top Philadelphia city executive is 'violently' detained by state trooper on side of the highway and says 'it's because I'm black' - as Mayor slams video as 'very concerning'

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  • Executive head of nan Office of LGBT Affairs successful Philadelphia Celena Morrison was arrested on pinch her hubby during a postulation stop
  • The incident was caught connected camera and nan brace person some since been released without charges 

By Isabelle Stanley For Dailymail.Com

Published: 10:05 EST, 3 March 2024 | Updated: 10:26 EST, 3 March 2024

A apical Philadelphia metropolis charismatic and her hubby were violently detained by a authorities trooper during a postulation extremity arsenic nan charismatic called retired 'I activity for nan mayor.'

Philadelphia's executive head of nan Office of LGBT Affairs Celena Morrison was arrested connected Saturday on pinch her husband, Darius McLean. They person some since been released without charge. 

The shocking incident was caught connected camera by Morrison, who tin beryllium heard yelling 'I activity for nan mayor' while nan unidentified authorities trooper detains her husband. 

Philadelphia Mayor Cherelle Parker branded nan video 'very concerning' successful a connection connected X. 

Pennsylvania State Police said that nan trooper initiated a postulation extremity connected I-76 westbound astir 9am for a conveyance pinch aggregate violations.

The incident was caught connected camera and shared connected Facebook

The trooper could beryllium seen opinionated complete McLean while Morrison shouted 

The trooper past approached Morrison who dropped her phone

They said that nan authorities trooper initially pulled complete a grey Infinity sedan - thought to beryllium driven by Morrison - for 'multiple Vehicle Code violations'. 

A greenish Dodge sedan past pulled up down nan trooper's car, thought to beryllium driven by Morrison's husband, McLean. 

The trooper past approached nan Dodge and constabulary said nan driver was 'verbally combative' and 'resisted arrest'. 

Morrison started signaling nan incident and tin beryllium heard yelling 'I activity for nan mayor'. 

As nan trooper stood complete her hubby lying connected nan broadside of nan road, Morrison said: 'That is my husband... That's my hubby please.' 

The trooper tried to handcuff McLean and a scuffle collapsed out. 

Morrison tin past beryllium heard saying 'it's origin I'm black' to which nan trooper replies 'it's not origin you're black'. 

The trooper past approaches Morrison and she drops her phone. 

He tin beryllium heard yelling astatine her 'turn around' and 'give maine your hands aliases you're getting tased'. 

Morrison is the executive head of nan Office of LGBT Affairs successful Philadelphia

Her husband, Darius McLean is nan COO of William Way Community Center according to his LinkedIn

Mayor Cherelle Parker branded nan incident 'very concerning' connected X

Morrison past tells her hubby not to worry, earlier adding 'he conscionable punched me'. 

She tin later beryllium heard saying 'what is going on? Why are you truthful aggressive?' 

The trooper past picks up her telephone and says 'this was a elemental postulation extremity origin you didn't person your lights on. You didn't person your lights connected and you're tailgating.' 

Both Morrison and McLean were taken into custody for resisting arrest, obstruction of justice, disorderly behaviour and different related charges, but were released connected Saturday without being charged.

McLean is nan COO of William Way Community Center according to his LinkedIn. 

Mayor Cherelle Parker said connected X: 'A video circulating connected societal media that depicts a information of nan incident is very concerning to me, and I will person nary further remark until nan investigation has been completed.'

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