According to the New York Daily News, 21 year old rapper Bobby Shmurda has filed a federal lawsuit against the New York City Police Department (NYPD) for an alleged false arrest on gun and drug charges.
The Brooklyn rapper—real name Ackquille Pollard—claims he was hanging out at a friend’s house on Brooklyn’s Rockaway Parkway June 3, 2014 when cops knocked on the door.
In the suit filed in Brooklyn Federal Court Friday, April 29, it states, “When one of the occupants opened the door a slight bit to see who was there, Officer Douglas Corso and other police officers kicked in the door and illegally entered the residence without a search warrant.”
The cops allege Pollard tried to hide a handgun inside a couch while Pollard claims the cops teased him during the search by “chanting the lyrics to his chart-topping songs,” the suit says.
While the gun charge in Brooklyn was eventually dismissed, Pollard is currently facing weapons possession charges in separate cases in Manhattan and the Bronx. He is free on $2 million bail.