Out on bail, fresh out of jail. Bobby Shmurda is finally home and released from jail on $2 million dollar bail. Not only is the GS9 rapper back on the streets but he’s taking the NYPD to court claiming he was falsely arrested. Shmurda, real name Ackquille Pollard, claims the gun police alleged he tried to hide at an apartment on Rockaway Parkway weren’t his and has filed a lawsuit against Officer Douglas Corso.
“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”
UPDATE: Contrary to what NY Daily News reported, Complex indicates that Bobby’s lawyer explained that while the lawsuit against the NYPD is true, he isn’t free just yet and awaiting his court date scheduled for May.
To be clear, this isn’t a lawsuit for his arrest that landed him in jail for almost two years. This is specifically for the incident that occurred in Brooklyn. The Hat tossing rapper will still have to stand trial for drug paraphernalia, conspiracy and weapons possession. Still, we can breathe a sigh of relief that the young rap star is a free man at the moment. This news come just shortly after two of his cohorts were convicted of murder.
As of now there’s no word on fellow GS9 member Rowdy Rebel, who was also locked up when the studio and several other hangouts were raided in December 2014. More details on this as they unravel. Welcome home to Bobby.