On Sunday, February 17, reports surfaced that an NYPD commander gave orders to his officers to shoot rapper 50 Cent "on sight," despite the fact that he had committed no crime.
Brooklyn precinct commander is being investigated by the NYPD for allegedly threatening the celebrity’s life — tell… https://t.co/TU1MKZjWb6— New York Daily News (@New York Daily News)1550416682.0
The commander, Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, is now being investigated by the Department of Internal Affairs.
The NYPD's Internal Affairs Bureau is investigating whether @NYPD72Pct commanding officer, Deputy Inspector Emanuel… https://t.co/vDumSywKyZ— myles miller (@myles miller)1550423569.0
Upon hearing the reports on Gonzalez, 50 Cent was understandably outraged:
This is how I wake up this morning, 🤷🏽♂️ This guy Emanuel Gonzales is a dirty cop abusing his POWER. The sad part… https://t.co/GQU3nDQ7eP— 50cent (@50cent)1550420613.0
"I take this threat very seriously and [I'm] consulting with my legal counsel regarding my options moving forward."
Mayor de Blasio we have a system in place that doesn’t work with out good people. This piece a shit Deputy Inspect… https://t.co/qs2myNW11I— 50cent (@50cent)1550431792.0
Twitter was similarly flabbergasted by the deputy inspector's breach of proper conduct.
@people As he should!!!! What was the officer thinking?— ImNotMyHair (@ImNotMyHair)1550443721.0
@people That's right 50— mary mcintyre (@mary mcintyre)1550454537.0
@etnow @50cent lawyers are undefeated. Lawyer up @NYPD https://t.co/IKMLKIqxID— NY516toDC202 (@NY516toDC202)1550484498.0
What did 50 Cent ever do to this guy?
@nypost Hey these guys think their exempt from the laws they suppose to impose on the bad guys smh— James W Young Jr (@James W Young Jr)1550465428.0
@nypost This is something out of a dime novel...— Sam the Man (@Sam the Man)1550430924.0
Social media was completely on 50 Cents side and called for action to be taken against Gonzalez.
@nypost why tho😒— alphagirl (@alphagirl)1550473965.0
@NYDailyNews Good for Fif. I'd take that threat serious, too.— ItsMe (@ItsMe)1550446504.0
@NYDailyNews He's been shot like nine times already so I don't know what you're hoping to accomplish.— Goose Wayne (@Goose Wayne)1550438862.0
Who knows what might have happened if one of Gonzalez's officers had actually encountered the musician.
@NYDailyNews This is B.S. if true, which I’m sure it is knowing the backstory and as a retired police officer, it’s… https://t.co/aWxrh502wv— Chris 🇺🇸 (@Chris 🇺🇸)1550454434.0
@50cent That’s just 100% misuse of power. He should be FIRED— MissKimmori (@MissKimmori)1550469507.0
The investigation into Gonzalez is ongoing, though if the claims against him are true, he will likely face charges, both from the state and from 50 Cent himself.
@50cent Many men wish death upon me— marioudk (@marioudk)1550420938.0