Polo G and his younger brother have been charged with a felony and released from police custody following a raid on the rapper’s home. As The Shade Room previously reported, the 24-year-old’s Los Angeles mansion was “swarmed” by the Los Angeles Police Department Wednesday.
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Editor’s Note: This article has been updated to reflect additional information reported by TMZ regarding the arrest of Polo G and his brother.
Polo G’s Mother Shares News Of Her Sons’ Release
On Monday, Polo G’s mother, Stacia Mac, took to her Instagram Story to share that Polo G and his 18-year-old brother, Tbaby, had been released from police custody. Before this, Mac revealed that Polo G’s sister, Leilani, had also been released from custody.
More Information Regarding Polo G & His Siblings’ Arrest, Charges & Release
According to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department, Polo G, whose real name is Taurus Bartlett, was booked Wednesday under booking number 6655529. The booking number reports that the rapper was arrested by the Burbank Police Department on Wednesday. A second booking number, 6664621, adds that the rapper was also booked by the LAPD.
Booking number 6655529 reports that the rapper was given a $100,000 total bail amount. Additionally, it reports that the rapper was released on bond Thursday. Booking number 6664621 adds that the rapper’s next court date is September 12, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. Furthermore, both booking numbers state that Polo G has been charged with a felony.
Polo G’s brother, Taurean Bartlett, was booked under booking number 6655531. The booking number reports that he was arrested by Burbank Police on Wednesday. A second booking number, 6664618, adds that he was also booked by LAPD.
Additionally, booking number 6655531 reports that Bartlett was given a $100,000 total bail amount. Furthermore, it adds that he was released on that bond on Thursday. Booking number 6664618 adds that Bartlett’s next court date has been scheduled for September 13, 2023, at 8:30 a.m. Furthermore, both booking numbers state that Bartlett has been charged with a felony.
Furthermore, The Shade Room’s Senior Editor, Jadriena Solomon, has reached out to the Los Angeles Sheriff’s Department via phone and confirmed with a representative that both men are facing a felony charge of robbery.
We should note that the rapper’s sister, Leilani, has since taken to social media to share her sentiments regarding her detainment and release.
An Update Regarding Polo G & His Brother’s Arrest
TMZ has since reported that Polo G and Taurean had “outstanding warrants” with Burbank PD. The warrants were reported “for kidnapping, assault with a deadly weapon, and robbery.” According to the outlet, the separate booking numbers were derived from both men initially being booked by LAPD. Then booked by Burbank PD.
Polo G’s Lawyer Releases A Statement Regarding His Arrest
On Wednesday, Bradford Cohen, the rapper’s attorney, shared an exclusive statement with XXL. In his statement, the lawyer explained that the raid on Polo G’s home concerned “someone staying in Polo’s home and not Polo directly.”
Additionally, Cohen provided more insight into the reason for the Los Angeles Police Department’s raid and subsequent detainment of Polo G.
“The incident surrounded someone staying in Polo’s home and not Polo directly. The officers have detained Polo to ‘verify’ that he is not a convicted felon, as they assert a firearm was found in the home. It is widely known that Polo is not a convicted felon and never was a convicted felon…”
Cohen reflected on a 2021 incident when Polo G was arrested in Miami. According to CNN, the rapper was charged with “battery on a police officer, threatening a public servant, resisting an officer with violence, resisting an officer without violence, and criminal mischief.”
Pivoting back to the current incident, Cohen alleged that the LAPD refused access to his client and asserted that “someone will have to answer for these new wrongful actions.”
“I personally got all his charges in Miami dismissed when he was in our opinion wrongfully arrested and charged. They have refused to allow us access to our client which is also an illegal and unethical practice and someone will have to answer for these new wrongful actions.”
The Shade Room’s Senior Editor, Jadriena Solomon, contacted Cohen’s office on Thursday for an additional statement. However, one has yet to be received.
More Details Regarding LAPD’s Raid On Polo G’s Mansion
As The Shade Room previously reported, the Los Angeles Police Department “swarmed” the rapper’s home on Wednesday. As footage surfaced of the incident, video showed Polo G and two others being apprehended by authorities.
Initially, it was alleged that the raid was conducted “in relation to a robbery.”
Polo G was put in handcuffs while his house was raided by cops.
4 people in the home have been arrested as robbery suspects. pic.twitter.com/htCjcHSibp
— My Mixtapez (@mymixtapez) August 23, 2023
Later, Polo G’s mother revealed that the rapper, his sister “Leilani” and his brother “Tbaby” had been “detained.”
“Polo, Leilani, and Baby are detained. An active investigation is taking place… To my knowledge, Polo is not the object / focus of the investigation. I am hopeful that the LAPD will handle this matter with tact and transparency. I will update you all as time permits.”
TMZ later reported that a search warrant was executed on the rapper’s home to determine if he was “harboring a fugitive.” Additionally, the outlet alleged that the search focused on the rapper’s brother, Taurean.
This is a developing story. Please check back with The Shade Room for more updates.