Sources close to the situation have disclosed to the New York Daily News that NYPD Internal Affairs Investigators concluded that 72nd Precinct Deputy Inspector Emmanuel Gonzalez did not mean any malice when he made the statement about 50. As a result, they have elected not to move forward with any departmental or criminal charges.
In Feb., TMZ reported that Gonzalez instructed officers to “Shoot [50 Cent] on sight” if they saw him at an NYPD boxing match that took place in June of 2018. This alarmed other officers who sent text messages about the remark to other police, which prompted the internal investigation. After learning of the investigation, 50 took to social media where he called bashed Gonzalez, calling the officer a “Gangsta with a badge.”
When Internal Affairs asked Gonzalez about the comment, he claimed the statement was merely a poorly constructed joke. Because they couldn’t find evidence to prove otherwise, the NYPD announced that the “allegation was unsubstantiated and closed.” During the investigation, Gonzalez filed an aggravated harassment complaint against 50 Cent. He claimed that the rapper threatened him on Instagram by using his popular “get the strap” hashtag.
50 took to Instagram shortly after the news broke, calling the NYPD the “toughest gang in New York.”
“I knew they were not going to do anything about this, so I stop talking about it,” he wrote.