Rapper Bobby Shmurda, real name is Ackquille Pollard, is suing the city of New York under claims he was falsely arrested on gun and drug charges.
He claims he was simply hanging out at a friend’s crib on Rockaway Parkway in Brooklyn when cops knocked on the door.
According to the lawsuit, “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.”
via NY Daily News:
Pollard, 21, claims that while the cops were allegedly ransacking the apartment, they taunted him by “chanting the lyrics to his chart-topping songs,” the suit states.
Neither the gun, nor drug paraphernalia seized from the apartment belong to Pollard, he claims.
Pollard’s lawyer is Derek Sells, a civil rights lawyer who is married to Civilian Complaint Review Board executive director Mina Malik.
Pollard did not file a civilian complaint with the CCRB about an illegal search, Sells said.
The gun charge in Brooklyn was eventually dismissed, but Pollard is currently facing weapons possession charges in separate cases in Manhattan and the Bronx. He is free on $2 million bail.
Corso, the only named cop in the suit, was a defendant in five other federal civil rights lawsuits going back to 2011.
The city Law Department had no immediate comment.
Pollard claims he suffered permanent “nervous shock and mental anguish” as a result of the arrest.
Crooked cops aren’t anything new. If he feels like he has a case and can prove the cops arrested him by illegal means — we wish him all the best moving forward.