Randy Wallace, man questioned by Tulsa Police on Live PD show, to hold press conference

Posted at 9:20 AM, Feb 15, 2017
and last updated 2017-02-16 09:33:50-05

The man who was questioned by Tulsa Police about being a gang member during the live broadcast of the A&E show "Live PD" held a press conference Wednesday.

A video of Randy Wallace being questioned by a Tulsa police officer has gotten more than 70,000 views on Facebook and it has been shared more than 1,200 times.

Wallace is clearly upset with the officer for labeling him as being a member of a gang.

"I have no gang affiliation or arrests in my whole life. You can look up all the facts on my record," said Wallace.

Wallace says he was previously approached by police and questioned about being a gang member.

At a later time, Wallace says police along with the film crew came to his home asking him to sign a disclaimer regarding the show.

Wallace says he was then asked to step out of his home. When he stepped outside, Wallace says a gang task force was waiting outside.

Wallace alleges he was never affiliated with any gang.

Wednesday, Tulsa Police representatives say the conversation depicted on "Live PD" was not a confrontation.

"It was still a consensual encounter. Sergeant Larkin was driving through the parking lot, observed him and another individual at the trunk of the vehicle and the other walked off," said Officer Leland Ashley. "Sergeant Larkin never got out of his vehicle."

Tulsa Mayor GT Bynum announced on his Facebook page Monday that the contract with Live PD will not be renewed and Tulsa Police Department will no longer be featured on the show.

Social activists We the People Oklahoma plan to file a formal complaint with the Tulsa Police Department.

"Try to be aware of the people that's supposed to help us. Be aware of them at the same time they're trying to help you," said Wallace.

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