(AllHipHop News) The head of a New Jersey police union is under fire for dropping a gangster rap video filled with explicatives, homophobic lyrics and various lyrical threats.
Police officer Maurice Gattison, of Irvington, New Jersey, is being investigated by The Irvington Police Department over the videos, to see if Gattison, aka “Gat the Great,” broke any of the department’s rules.
Gattison, head of The Irvington Police Union, raps under the moniker “Gat the Great” and is featured on a variety of songs filled with violence, including one titled “Temper Like An Alcoholic.”
Three other Irvington Township police officers who are featured in the video, are also under investigation.
“The Irvington police department has standards of conduct that apply to on duty and off-duty behavior,” Police Director Joseph Santiago told The Newark Star-Ledger.
Gattison, who works in narcotics, said the controversy is ridiculous.
“There’s a lot of other things that could be dealt with if you wanted to do an article,” Gattison told the Star-Ledger. “Not what I’m doing and my personal life, just singing a song.”
Rapping police officers seems to be a growing phenomenon.
In December of 2012, Dallas Police Lieutenant Regina Smith a.k.a. “Lucille Baller,” was suspended from the Dallas Police Department for her gangster rap videos.
In that case, Lucille Baller was accused of violating the Dallas Police Department’s ethical standards, by releasing a rap video tbat featured her holding a gun, while rapping threatening lyrics.