Alabama school band director says he was 'just doing my job' before police arrested him
September 21, 2023
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — An Alabama high school band director said Wednesday that he was just ''doing my job'' when police officers arrested him and shocked him with a stun gun after he refused to immediately stop the band as it played in the bleachers following a football game.
Johnny Mims, the band director at Minor High School, told The Associated Press he was confused when officers pulled him from the director's podium to arrest him following last Thursday's game between Minor and Jackson-Olin high schools.
"I was in shock. Just totally confused because I was pretty much doing my job, and I hadn't done anything wrong. I definitely did not deserve to be Tased," Mims said by phone. Mims said police shocked him with the stun gun three times.