Polo G was arrested while celebrating the release of his new album.
While en route to an after-party for Hall of Fame in Miami, the rapper, born Taurus Bartlett, was arrested on several charges, including battery on a police officer, resisting arrest with violence and criminal mischief.
According to a police report obtained by the Miami Herald, the 22-year-old was booked into Turner Guilford Knight Correctional Center after he was pulled over around 1 a.m. Saturday. He allegedly got into an altercation with a police officer, according to a witnessing cop.
The two “ended up in a struggle on the ground.” While the officer was trying to handcuff Polo, he was allegedly struck multiple times in the head, chin, forehead, and cheek. The officer reportedly sustained “multiple injuries” including an abrasion to the right upper forehead area, chin, and swollen and slightly bruised right cheek.
The Miami Police Department is aware of the incident involving Mr. Taurus Bartlett, also known as Polo G, and another male juvenile. We will provide updates as they become available.
— Miami PD (@MiamiPD) June 12, 2021
According to the arrest report, after Polo was in custody he shouted to the officer, “I will kill you, I swear I will use these fists to beat the shit out of you and knock your ass out.”
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In a video posted to Instagram, Polo G’s mother and manager, Stacia Mac, said that Miami police pulled over Polo G and his 16-year-old brother while they were riding in a car with security following his album release party.
“My kids called me in a frenzy saying the police are all behind them, 20 cars behind them,” said Mac, who said that police refused to let her see her minor son. “They stopped them because they were driving while Black.”
Polo, whose bond totals $19,500, has not addressed the incident. On Friday, he released his new album Hall of Fame featuring Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Roddy Ricch, DaBaby, Pop Smoke, and more.