Tekashi Six-9ine just doesn’t know how to avoid controversy.
Manhattan D.A. Cyrus Vance announced the indictments of five members of the security team on the 19th.
According to the state, five members of Tekashi’s private security firm allegedly chased a man down an alley with an SUV sporting flashing lights. They also attempted a covering up of the incident involving a detective with the NYPD. As D.A. Vance said:
“As alleged, these highly-compensated vigilantes caravanned through the streets of Harlem with sirens flashing in order to track a man down and steal and break his phone. Along the way, a retired NYPD Detective tried to cover up their conduct by lying to his former colleagues and repeatedly claiming the victim had threatened to shoot them. False reports – especially about firearms – can carry devastating consequences and fortunately, no one was injured or killed in the actual police response.”
A witness saw the entire incident last August 2020. The people being chased through Harlem by black SUVs retrofitted with lights and sirens and containing men with guns was specifically intended to recover a video they took of Tekashi.
They were followed for about 20 blocks. When the victims saw a marked police cruiser, they attempted to flag it down when Detective Daniel Lapuerta flashed an NYPD Member of Service card. He then allegedly stated to the other uniformed officers on the scene that the couple being chased had flashed a firearm at him.
This had done little else but get double the people chasing them. They were only safe when a separate NYPD cruiser blocked them in the alley and the bad actors left.