Police Officer Goes Viral After Jigging With Baton Rouge High School Students
A Baton Rouge police officer is going viral after putting the jig in "Jigga City."
Baton Rouge is known as the home of jigging—"a style of dancing originating in Louisiana where the dancer vigorously shakes their arms and wiggles their knees at the same time."
If you're already familiar with jigging, then you can skip past the video portion of this post to get to the good stuff.
Urban Dictionary goes on to describe it as "a weird combination of leg movements, arms movements, jumps, and head movements." Actually, the whole definitely is pretty hilarious.
Jigging is a style of dance that goes best with "jig music"—also an artform that exists almost exclusively out of Baton Rouge and throughout Louisiana.
A few jig classics that you're probably familiar with include (but are not limited to):
Lil Boosie ft. Foxx & Webbie - Wipe Me Down
Mouse & Level - I Bet U Won't
Foxx - Jigga Train
HD4President - Touch Down 2 Cause Hell
BBE AJ ft. Lil Boosie - Doing My Dance (Remix)
Now that we've finished that quick lesson, let's look at one of those moments of internet joy that we love to see; this particular viral moment is framed around a cop who is cutting up with a group of jubilant Baton Rouge high schoolers for some good, clean fun.
Don't let the huge "POLICE" vest fool you—this officer knows how to get down; and apparently, this all took place at the East Baton Rouge School Day of Hope according to the Facebook post by Ziqutan Handy.
The video has been shared hundreds of times so far and the comments are full of love and positivity after the Baton Rouge police and students shared this extra fun moment.
Charitie Thomas Branch says that her son is featured in the video and pointed out that this clip is only a preview of the fun times ahead when her son graduates next May.
The officer in the video also seemed to chime in on the comments, calling it a "pleasure" to connect with the students.
There are many officers that know how to loosen up, despite the stigma of law enforcement being uptight or not knowing how to have fun. Just the other day we told you about the Lafayette Police officer that was apparently jamming NBA Youngboy in their cruiser.
Props to this officer for having fun with the kids as well as all the officers who know how to meet their community on the common grounds that they share—especially when it's a dancefloor.