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Virginia Lieutenant Wows Community With Dance to Beyonce's 'Formation'

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By    |   Thursday, 18 Aug 2016 02:26 PM

A Stafford County lieutenant wowed a Virginia audience with a dance routine set to Beyonce's hit single, "Formation," and video of the event has now gone viral online.

Second Lt. Deuntay Diggs, of the Stafford County Sheriff's Office, performed in front of an audience at the recent FredParent Back to School Expo at the Spotsylvania Towne Centre, according to WJLA-TV.

 

 

 

When you're a police officer but a Beyonce Stan too so you have to get in Formation, literally.

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The event helps collect school supplies for children in the area, noted the television station.

Diggs' performance was part of a lip synching contest that included other law enforcement officers and he won.

While some have interpreted the "Formation" music video and Beyonce's associated Super Bowl performance as anti-police, Diggs said he disagreed.

"People have different interpretations of the video. I don’t take it as an anti-cop song…I like the song," said Lt. Diggs. "I was thinking of songs that are relevant to now and songs that would get the community engaged and so that’s why I chose 'Formation.'"

Beyonce has previously stated that "Formation" is not an anti-cop song.

"I have so much admiration and respect for officers and the families of officers who sacrifice themselves to keep us safe. But let's be clear: I am against police brutality and injustice. Those are two separate things," she told Elle magazine in April.

The Miami Fraternal Order of Police voted to have all law enforcement officers boycott the singer's April 26 concert at Marlins Park after her halftime performance in the Super Bowl, noted WPLG-TV. That performance made what many interpreted as references to the Black Lives Matter movement, Malcolm X, and the Black Panthers.

Diggs told WJLA-TV that he believes Beyonce's songs could be used as a tool to bring law enforcement and people in the African-American community together.

"I know there's a lot going on nationally when it comes to law enforcement and the community, so I'm really focused on bridging that gap and listening to people," Diggs told the television station.

Diggs won several fans on social media.

 

 

 

 

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