Tekashi 6ix9ine takes plea deal in NYPD cop assault case, gets one year probation
6ix9ine was arrested earlier in May after allegedly squeezing a police officer's hand and refusing to let go
After being sentenced to four years of probation for the alleged “use of a child in a sexual performance” last month (a charge to which he pleaded guilty in 2015), Brooklyn rapper Tekashi 6ix9ine (real name Daniel Hernandez), was back in court this week for sentencing on a charge of assaulting a police officer.
As Pitchfork reports, according to the Brooklyn DA’s office, the rapper pled guilty to the charge of "disorderly conduct” and received a sentence of conditional discharge for the violation, which allegedly occurred in the borough’s Bed-Stuy neighborhood in May. Appearing in court on Wednesday, 6ix9ine entered a guilty plea in exchange for one-year probation.
According to the report, the violation will not appear on his criminal record on the condition that Hernandez must stay out of trouble and not discuss the case on social media. It will also not affect his current probation for his sexual misconduct case. However, in the event 6ix9ine is arrested again in the near future, he faces immediate jail time for 15 days.
6ix9ine was accused of making a physical move against an NYPD officer after being arrested for driving with a suspended license. The initial arrest came after officers confronted Hernandez for parking his SUV in front of a fire hydrant. According to Pitchfork, a police spokesperson alleged that the rapper had “grabbed and squeezed” an officer’s hand at Brooklyn’s 77th precinct and refused to let go, causing “swelling and redness to [his] fingers” and the officer “to suffer substantial pain” and “fear further physical injury.”
In related news, two unknown gunmen opened fire on the set of 6ix9ine’s video with Kanye West last week. No arrests have been made in connection to the incident as of writing this piece. Meanwhile, Tekashi is still facing charges for choking a teenager in Houston in May.