50 Cent Calls NYPD 'Toughest Gang' After No Wrongdoing Found on Officer Who Said to Shoot Rapper on Sight - NBC New York

50 Cent Calls NYPD 'Toughest Gang' After No Wrongdoing Found on Officer Who Said to Shoot Rapper on Sight

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    NYPD: Claim on Cop Saying 'Shoot 50 Cent' Unsubstantiated

    50 Cent called the NYPD "the toughest gang in New York" after the Daily News reported that the police had closed its investigation on an officer who reportedly said to shoot the rapper on sight.

    (Published Monday, Aug. 12, 2019)

    Rapper 50 Cent is calling the NYPD the "toughest gang in New York" following a report that said there was no wrongdoing found on the officer who allegedly said to shoot the rapper on sight last year.

    The Daily News reported Sunday that the police department closed its investigation into 72nd Precinct Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez's comments against the rapper, citing sources and an NYPD spokesperson, and that the comments was a joke and not a threat.

    The Grammy-winner, whose given name is Curtis Jackson, took to social media to react to the news. "I knew they were not going to do anything about this,so I stop talking about it. NYPD is hands down the toughest gang in New York," he wrote.

    Gonzalez could not immediately be reached for comment.

    It was reported that Gonzalez told officers at a roll call last summer to "shoot [50 Cent] on sight," referring to Jackson's expected appearance at an NYPD boxing match.

    Gonzalez and Jackson apparently had an ongoing feud involving one of Jackson's favorite bars in Sunset Park, The Daily News reported. Jackson accused Gonzalez of shaking down the bar in a since-deleted Instagram post.

    Gonzalez filed an aggravated harassment complaint accusing Jackson of threatening him in a comment on that post.

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