Polo G was arrested in Miami earlier this morning (June 12), because the Miami Herald experiences and Pitchfork can verify by way of Miami-Dade County data. The Chicago artist was booked on a number of costs, together with battery of a police officer, threatening a public servant, resisting arrest, and felony mischief. In response to jail data, the rapper posted bond totaling $19,500.
Late final night time, Polo G’s mom and supervisor Stacia Mac took to Instagram to handle the scenario, saying that she obtained a name from Polo G after he and his youthful brother (a minor who can also be a rapper often known as Trench Child) left a launch celebration for Polo G’s new album Hall of Fame. Stasia Mac stated her elder son advised her that a number of squad vehicles have been tailing them. “They stopped them as a result of they have been driving whereas Black,” she stated.
Stasia Mac additionally tweeted, “None of those costs would be attainable if the POLICE didn’t make contact with my son Polo G!!! He was NOT the motive force. He was a PASSENGER in a professionally licensed car with safety. He was transferring good and appropriately. What extra may he have achieved.”
The Miami Police Division tweeted this morning that it’s “is conscious of the incident involving Mr. Taurus Bartlett, also called Polo G, and one other male juvenile.”
Pitchfork has reached out to representatives for Polo G and the Miami-Dade Police Division for remark and extra data.