(Bobby Shmurda leaving the precinct after his arrest on Weds. night)
Bobby Shmurda (real name Ackquille Pollard) has pled not guilty to gun and drug trafficking charges.
During a press conference today at Manhattan’s One Police Plaza, Special Narcotics Prosecutor Bridget Brennan, Police Commissioner William Bratton and others displayed a table covered with 21 different guns and updated the media on their task force investigation into Brooklyn’s G-Stone Crips (GS9) gang activity which culminated in the arrest of 15 members, including rising rap stars Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel.
The statements included charges of crack sales, use of crack revenue to fuel gang activity, as well as serious accusations of violence.
At one point, the prosecutor alleged that Rowdy Rebel was involved in a shooting and then went to the Barclay Center and got onstage wearing the same clothes. (See photos from that night)
As of now, Bobby Shmurda and his crew are still in custody and Shmurda’s bail has been set at $2million dollars, a clear sign of the severity of the indictment…but his lawyer Howard Greenberg says bail will be posted. Earlier this year, Bobby was arrested for weed possession and then gun possession.
Here is a screenshot of Bobby Shmurda and Rowdy Rebel’s charges…it’s significant to note that Bobby’s conspiracy charges reportedly include “conspiracy to commit 2nd degree murder” and “conspiracy to commit 2nd degree assault.”:
Explanation: According to one legal website, “Conspiracy to commit murder” means that you “aided” one or more persons’ plan to murder, and it could even just mean that you knew about the plan and didn’t do anything to stop it from happening.
Quotes and photos from local reporters in the room after the jump…