Florida rapper Kodak Black is now demanding the return of his possessions following his arrest in Pompano Beach last month. With the help of his lawyer Bradford Cohen, the rapper is now taking legal action against Broward County police, who last month, seized a Dodge Durango and nearly $75,000 in cash when detaining the rapper.
Charged with possession of a controlled substance without prescription and trafficking oxycodone, Cohen has filed a motion for the return of the possessions, which he claims are being unlawfully withheld from the rapper. In Black’s defence, Cohen has declared that the oxycodone found by the officers was, in fact, prescribed, explaining, that the rapper had “battled chronic pain after getting shot in February during a scuffle in L.A. over Super Bowl weekend,” and added that he dealt with “ongoing pain” after being assaulted by prison guards.”
The rapper (real name Bill Kapri) is currently under house arrest and required to wear an ankle monitor at all times. However, with his valid prescription already in the hands of officials, Cohen has spoken out, declaring that legally, there are no grounds to withhold the rapper’s car and his $75,000 in cash.
In a series of tweets made earlier this month, Kapri accused the Broward County police officers of racial profiling, with the rapper tweeting, “I’m being racially profiled, and as a Black man in America, I deserve my freedom, especially with everything I do for my community I should be getting love, respect and support from the authorities! To move freely, not getting arrested for expired tag and dark windows.” Furthermore, the rapper threatened to sue everybody involved in his detention by tweeting he will sue everyone involved “for every dollar, [he] gotta spend bout this s**t”.
Although the rapper still has to partake in regular drug tests, he can still perform as long as he gives notification two days in advance. The case is still ongoing, and Broward county police are yet to return his possessions.