Rapper Polo G and his brother Taurean, known as Trench Baby, were served a rude awakening on Wednesday morning as his Los Angeles home turned into the center stage of a dramatic police raid and arrest operation.
A spokesperson for the LAPD revealed that the incident unfolded at approximately 8:30 a.m. at a residence in Chatsworth, California, listed as Polo G’s current address. A startling development, even for a rapper whose life is often entwined with twists and turns.
Photos snapped by TMZ displayed the surreal scene of Polo G, born Taurus Bartlett, with his hands raised in surrender outside his own property, the cuffs clicking shut around his wrists as officers surrounded him.
Polo G’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, voiced his outrage, stating, “Polo is being held under the guise that the police department needs to double-check that he is not a convicted felon as there was a purported firearm found in the home. He is not and never was a convicted felon. Any previous charges he had I got dismissed and it’s all public record.”
But the drama didn’t stop there. Cohen continued his critique in a statement to hip-hop magazine XXL, revealing, “The incident surrounded someone staying in Polo’s home and not Polo directly. The officers have detained Polo to ‘verify’ that he is not a convicted felon, as they assert a firearm was found in the home. It is widely known that Polo is not a convicted felon and never was a convicted felon.”
“I personally got all his charges in Miami dismissed when he was in our opinion wrongfully arrested and charged. They have refused to allow us access to our client which is also an illegal and unethical practice and someone will have to answer for these new wrongful actions,” the statement concluded.
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This isn’t Polo G’s first dance with legal troubles. In June 2021, he found himself in handcuffs in Miami following a traffic stop, just a day after the release of his album “Hall of Fame.” Online jail records indicate that he faced multiple charges, including battery of a police officer, threatening a public servant, and resisting arrest.
In a world where social media doubles as the courtroom of public opinion, the Polo G saga continues to captivate and confuse. As the rapper’s life story unfolds, it’s clear that the rhythm of his life is as unpredictable as his beats.