The New York Police Department is looking into a report that a precinct officer threatened rapper 50 Cent, NYPD spokeswoman Sgt. Jessica McRorie told CNN.
According to a report from the New York Daily News, Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, the commanding officer at the 72nd precinct in Brooklyn, allegedly told officers at roll call on June 7 to “shoot” 50 Cent “on sight,” just before the rapper was due to attend a boxing match in the Bronx. The comment was not recorded, and Gonzalez apparently tried to pass it off as a joke.
“The inspector just said that at roll call,” said the Daily News’ source. “I’m like WTF.”
"This is how I wake up this morning,” 50 Cent, whose real name is Curtis Jackson, wrote on Twitter Sunday morning. “This guy Emanuel Gonzales (sic) is a dirty cop abusing his POWER. The sad part is this man still has a badge and a gun. I take this threat very seriously and im (sic) consulting with my legal counsel regarding my options moving forward."
He added later, “Keep in mind there are some good people working in Law Enforcement. Like the officers that reported what he said to them. Emanuel Gonzalez is Gangsta with a badge.”
The president of the NYPD Captains Endowment Association told CNN that the allegations against Gonzalez are “completely false,” and accused 50 Cent of endangering an officer’s safety in a tweet last year.
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