Is Polo G OK? Rapper SUFFOCATED inside police cruiser during arrest said ‘You heard of George Floyd?’
A new body cam footage of rapper Polo G getting arrested in Miami in 2021 has surfaced online. The additional footage shows the Chicago native’s encounter with the cops that reportedly did not go too well. In the newly obtained footage by TMZ, the clip shows the ‘Hall of Fame’ hitmaker in handcuffs and getting stuffed into a police vehicle. The clip shows the rapper expressing trouble breathing while sitting in the back of a police cruiser.
The 23-year-old rap artist can be seen demanding to be checked by paramedics in the footage. Polo G appears to be distressed as he tells the medics that the cops have been ignoring his pleas of not being able to breathe in the cruiser and that he was suffocating. Polo G was reportedly arrested for window tints. He resisted arrest after an officer tried handcuffing him multiple times. Speaking of rapper arrests, hip-hop artist Paper Lovee was arrested by Atlanta Police for his alleged involvement in a shooting at a convenience store. Other rappers like SpotemGottem, Bandman Kevo, DDG, and 9lokkNine too made headlines earlier for being arrested on different charges.
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Was Polo G roughed up during his 2021 Miami arrest?
According to the new body cam footage obtained by TMZ, Polo G in the clip tells the medics, “I finna die back here, they are trying to kill me.” The hip-hop artist then asks, “You ever heard of George Floyd?" adding, “They are trying to kill me back here. Look, they are trying to lynch me back here. Please check me out." Polo G was later taken to the hospital for a check-up.
The new footage comes weeks after a body cam clip was released showing the rapper berating the arresting officers and booking personnel. The earlier video showed Polo G arguing with the cops while resisting his arrest. “I got every right to be frustrated. When you first apprehended me and they slammed me to the floor, I blacked out”, says the rapper in the video. In the same clip, cops can be earlier seen questioning Polo G. “Did you buy your mama anything? Did you buy your mama a car? Did you buy your mama a house?” Polo replies to them, “I did that. I did both of those. You will never accomplish that, ever in life. You never will," as reported by XXL magazine.
Why was Polo G arrested?
Polo G was arrested in June 2021 on several charges, including the battery of a police officer, resisting arrest with violence, and criminal mischief. The jail records showed Polo G’s bond on the five charges was set at a total of $19,500. The rapper’s car was pulled over in the area of Biscayne Boulevard and Southeast First Street around 12:30 am for an unspecified “traffic infraction.”
The rapper’s mother, Stacia Mac, who is also his manager, later bonded him out. Polo G’s mother later explained that her son was not the driver and was a passenger in a professionally licensed vehicle with security.