Andrew Keegan: The Cops Were UNFAIR

Filed under: Andrew Keegan, Celebrity Justice

Andrew Keegan claims the ONLY reason he was manhandled by cops at his ill-fated house party Saturday is because they wanted to make an example out of him  … even though he did nothing wrong.

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The “10 Things I Hate About You” actor tells TMZ … the event was more than a raging house party … it was also a fundraiser for three charities … adding, “The police chief knew about it … I employed 5 off-duty officers.”

Keegan says … when cops approached his Marina del Rey home and asked him to turn down the music, he WAS cooperative … even asking to speak to a sergeant “about how we can work together.”

But, Keegan explains, [the sergeant] ordered ‘arrest him’ while my hands were in my pocket … but they just wanted to make an example of their ‘No Tolerance’ Independence Day [policy].

True enough … cops swarmed Marina del Rey and neighboring Venice, after a spike in violence, including one gang-related fatal shooting. 

070511_keegan_videoKeegan wasn’t the only one who felt the pinch. Cops made a bunch of arrests over the long weekend … some say to make a statement and reclaim the beach.

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