Man Claims NYPD Cops Forced Him To Rap For His Freedom

(AllHipHop News) With all the attention on the New York Police Department lately after the reported racial profiling incidents at Barneys and Macy’s the latest allegation of harassment is giving the NYPD another public and community relations disaster to deal with. In this case an aspiring East New York rapper says officers made him perform for them in order to escape jail.

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In what sounds like a modern-day incident of forced “shuckin’ and jivin’,” Quinshon Shingles, aka Sauce Da Boss, says plainclothes officers forced him to rap as he laid handcuffed on the floor of his cousin’s apartment back in 2011.

“I felt like they were humiliating me,” Shingles told the New York Post. “They were all Caucasian officers, and I’m a black man, and they had me performing  for my freedom. I was really upset.”

The officers allegedly got the building’s super to open the door to the apartment after the resident refused to let them in without a warrant. They apparently suspected Shingle’s cousin of a crime, but no charges were brought.

One of the officers at the scene, David Grieco, is already under investigation for other illegal entries. Grieco and other NYPD cops have faced several lawsuits concerning illegal searches and theft.

Shingles adds that the officers kept him and two other people handcuffed as they searched the premises. Eventually, after learning he was a rapper, the cops told him he better “rap something” if he wants to go home. They approved of his rhymes and let him go.

Shingles has filed a lawsuit against the NYPD in Brooklyn Federal Court.

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27 Responses to “Man Claims NYPD Cops Forced Him To Rap For His Freedom”

    • Jayson C Williams

      What u mean? They violated homie period. He deserves some chicken?? Does he not? And if you don’t know about the Nypd allow me to reintroduce them since I’m a New Yorker. They do what they want they’re links from Long Island with guns that hate blacks?? It ain’t a light matter. Sean bell, kids, diallo who got raped & sodimized with a broken broom stick.. There isn’t a police dept more infamous than them.

      • ZUBU

        I feel you bro ain’t nothing funny about this and cops are dirty as sshhiiiit.

  1. Jayson C Williams

    See ya southerners should know all about crooked cops but I see ya the ones making light of this. That shit ain’t cool it’s illegal and a violation! But ya dumb ass niggaz don’t see anything wrong? Smh we done as a ppl. Ya motherfuckers ain’t got a sense. Hearing, smelling, feeling nothing! No sense at all

    • dfwricwil

      I don’t think its that bro it’s just no one has heard anything of this nature since the sixty’s and the majority of these cats are under 30 and can’t believe it’s happening in NY of all places. True if this did happen its a shame and something should be done about it.

      • Jayson C Williams

        Somebody with sense.. But to speak to a larger issue I’m under 30. Blacks in he 70’s did the wrong thing. They thought the issues were done and we were equal. These kids don’t know anything about anything and that’s how society wants it. Smh

  2. BonAsses

    yo yo yo check it…

    I don’t need silver bracelets
    lets face it
    yall some ole good boys just racists, and fascists

    Wait… That’ll get a n*** locked up for real for real

  3. SBRon

    A 1-2, A 1-2…
    Y’all some racist-ass cowards – You cops are dicks
    Outright murderers – Stop n’ Frisk
    And I’M the criminal cuz my skin is blacker?
    That’s like the Saltine callin’ the Keebler cracker!

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