Rapper Polo G Arrested In Miami After Album Release Party
Written by Black Voices on June 13, 2021
MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Polo G has been arrested on fees together with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and felony mischief.
Jail data present the rapper, whose title is Taurus Bartlett, was booked into jail early Saturday on 5 fees and launched on bond hours later.
The Miami Police Division launched arrest affidavits during which officers acknowledged Bartlett, 22, and others have been pulled over early Saturday, and the rapper ended up in a battle on the bottom with officers. One of many paperwork says an officer who was making an attempt to handcuff Bartlett was struck a number of occasions.
The paperwork say Bartlett was aggressive as he resisted arrest in downtown Miami. One of many officers mentioned he had ordered him and all of the passengers within the automobile he was touring in to get out of the car to pat them down for firearms, saying he suspected they carried weapons as a result of they heard a passenger declare the car was bulletproof.
The police division mentioned it was reviewing the incident that would come with analyzing all digital camera footage, saying the arrest was captured on a number of body-worn cameras. Police spokesman Michael Vega mentioned it additionally was investigating a number of threats obtained in opposition to personnel and services in response to the rapper’s arrest.
The Chicago-based artist had simply launched his latest album “Corridor of Fame” on Friday. His single “Rapstar” debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard Scorching 100 in April. His mom and supervisor mentioned on Instagram that Polo G and his youthful brother have been using in a automobile with safety after an album launch get together.
The mom, Stacia Mac, posted a message on Fb saying she had bonded out Polo G and different individuals who have been arrested in the identical site visitors cease. Jail data didn’t listing an legal professional for the rapper.
In a tweet Saturday, Mac criticized the police and mentioned Polo G had been “shifting sensible and accurately.”
“What extra may he have achieved,” she wrote.
HuffPost’s Hayley Miller contributed reporting.
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