TULSA, Okla. — Quick Facts:
- Randy Wallace claims Tulsa police officers harassed him on "Live PD"
- Wallace shared his side of the story in a news conference- scroll down to view
- The Tulsa Police Department responded saying Wallace could have just walked away
- TPD recently declined to renew their contract with the show
A man who claims Tulsa police officers harassed him on "Live PD" is sharing his story.
Randy Wallace's appearance on the A&E show went viral after it showed him arguing with an officer and getting upset.
Wednesday, Wallace and representatives from We the People Oklahoma hosted a press conference to discuss the issue.
WATCH: FOX23 was there when Wallace told his side of the story
Wallace claims he was harassed as many as five times by the unit and the show in one month's time.
He says that though he has never been convicted of gang crimes, an officer approached him just because he was wearing a blue shirt.
Wallace says he was confused by producers from the show who approached him with disclosure paperwork. He says he did not think he would be portrayed the way he was portrayed after A&E gave him $40 to sign the paperwork and appear on the show.
He says that video shows a Tulsa police officer telling him that only people that don't sign paperwork are guilty.
WATCH: FOX23 got a look at that video clip
He told reporters he suffers from bipolar disorder, which led to his aggression and a car crash around the same time.
Tulsa police recently decline to renew their contract with the show.
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They responded to Wallace's claims, saying he has a criminal record and that though they do use tattoos and colors to help identify gang members, they do not approach someone for that reason alone.
Officers told FOX23 it is legal for them to make consensual approaches to people, and Wallace could have walked away at any time like others have done.
See a full statement from police:
A second Tulsa incident on the show also went viral recently. Read more HERE.
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