Rapper Polo G is arrested in Miami after album launch occasion
MIAMI (AP) — Rapper Polo G has been arrested on prices together with battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and prison mischief.
Jail information present the rapper, whose identify is Taurus Bartlett, was booked into jail early Saturday on 5 prices and launched on bond hours later.
The Miami Police Division launched arrest affidavits by which officers said Bartlett, 22, and others had 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 automobile to pat them down for firearms, saying he suspected they carried weapons as a result of they heard a passenger declare the automobile was bulletproof.
The police division mentioned it was reviewing the incident that would come with inspecting all digicam 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 acquired in opposition to personnel and amenities 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 had been driving in a automobile with safety after an album launch occasion.
The mom, Stacia Mac, posted a message on Fb saying she had bonded out Polo G and different individuals who had been arrested in the identical site visitors cease. Jail information didn’t listing an lawyer for the rapper.