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Bobby Shmurda Suing NYPD for False Arrest


Kevork Djansezian/Getty ImagesBrooklyn rapper Bobby Shmurda is suing the New York City Police Department claiming a false arrest on gun and drug charges,  the rapper’s lawyer Alex Spiro tells Billboard.

The “Hot Ni***” rapper, who’s been locked up since December 2014 when he was charged with a variety of drugs and weapons offenses, claims the false arrest has caused him “nervous shock and mental anguish.”

Shmurda, whose legal name is Ackquille Pollard, says he was at a friend’s house on June 3, 2014 when police showed up, according to legal documents cited by the New York Daily News. The suit alleges that police officers “kicked in the door and illegally entered the residence without a search warrant.”

The New York City Law Department did not comment for the Daily News report.

Shmurda is currently facing weapons possession charges in both Manhattan and the Bronx and is being held on $2 million bail. The rapper has spent more than a year in jail with his newest trail date set for May 11.

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