Polo G is no longer facing three charges in relation to a June incident with police in Miami, as TMZ reports and Pitchfork can confirm. Miami-Dade County prosecutors have dropped charges of battering a police officer and threatening a public servant, both felonies, and a misdemeanor criminal mischief charge. Another charge of resisting an officer was reduced to a misdemeanor. Pitchfork has contacted Polo G’s representatives for comment.
The Chicago rapper was arrested in the early morning of June 12 following a traffic stop. His mother, Stasia Mac, tweeted that he’d told her that multiple police cars were tailing his vehicle after a release party for Hall of Fame. Polo G and his younger brother were passengers in a licensed, privately driven vehicle, according to Stasia Mac. “They stopped them because they were driving while Black,” she wrote. Polo G was released on $19,500 bail and is still facing two misdemeanor charges of resisting an officer without violence.