Kodak Black’s Lawyer Slams Florida Police For Sharing Rapper’s Arrest Photo
The fallout from rapper Kodak Black’s latest arrest continues. According to reports, his lawyer is furious that Florida police shared the rapper’s arrest photo and allegedly sold it to a local television station.
It’s only been a few days, but the drama surrounding Florida rapper Kodak Black’s arrest now has a new issue—and it involves the rapper’s lawyer versus the Florida police. On May 11th, just before he was set to hit the stage at the 2019 Rolling Loud Fest, 21-year-old Kodak Black (real name Bill Kapri) was arrested by local authorities on state and federal weapons charges. The authorities involved in Black’s arrest included, Miami-Dade’s Northside Gang Unit, U.S. Marshalls and ATF agents.
Promptly after he was arrested, a photo of Black in custody at the police station began floating around online. The photo in question has sent Black’s lawyer, Bradford Cohen, into a tailspin, as he recently slammed the Florida police involved in the arrest for initially taking and possibly selling the photo to a local Miami TV station.
Just obtained photo of Bill Kapri, AKA Rapper Kodak Black after he was arrested tonight. Official statement from Marshals: after an extensive investigation conducted by the US Marshals, ATF, and Miami Dade PD North Side Gang Unit, Kapri, was arrested as he arrived… pic.twitter.com/IHVzAoNStI
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) May 12, 2019
Of the photo being shared, Cohen had this to say:
“I think the actions of the [police] in taking a photo of him in the police station in handcuffs and selling it or giving it to WSVN is a disgusting display of unprofessionalism.”
Cohen was also angered because in the photo Black is still wearing the clothing he was arrested in, indicating that he had not been formally booked or had his mugshot taken before the photo was taken and given to a media outlet.
When asked to address the charges against Kodak Black, Cohen said,
We’re not making any comments yet.”
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