The 21st Show

Eastern Illinois Univ. Swimmer Talks About Being Detained At Gunpoint In Front Of Team


Jaylan Butler, Eastern Illinois University student athlete ACLU of Illinois

Guests: Jaylan Butler, student at Eastern Illinois University and member of men's swim team. Rachel Murphy, Attorney with the ACLU of Illinois


The ACLU filed a lawsuit against several police officers who mistakenly arrested a black Eastern Illinois University student while he was traveling with his swim team. In this interview, Jaylan Butler recalls a moment with a police officer: "Another officer kind of knelt down beside me and placed his handgun up to my forehead and told me if I kept moving, he'd blow my head off."

Listen to Butler's candid comments on this experience and why the ACLU is taking the case in this interview with WILL's Lee Gaines on The 21st.

Story source: