NYPD investigating allegations that a precinct commander told his officers to shoot 50 Cent "on sight" 1 year ago

NYPD investigating allegations that a precinct commander told his officers to shoot 50 Cent "on sight"

The rapper has released a strongly-worded reply.

The NYPD are investigating allegations that a precinct commander told his officers to shoot the rapper 50 Cent "on sight".

The allegations were originally documented by The New York Daily News when they stated that Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, who is commander of the city's 72nd precinct in Brooklyn, allegedly told officers to shoot 50 Cent "on sight" during a roll call in the station house.

The same report states that the comment was not recorded and that Gonzalez tried to pass it off as a joke.

Since hearing about these allegations, the rapper has said:

"This is how I wake up this morning, This guy Emanuel Gonzales is a dirty cop abusing his power.

"The sad part is this man still has a badge and a gun.

"I take this threat very seriously and I'm consulting with my legal counsel regarding my options moving forward".

The 'In Da Club' man added:

"Emanuel Gonzalez is Gangsta with a badge".

Roy Richter, president of the NYPD Captains Endowment Association, called the allegations against Gonzalez "completely false".

In a statement issued to CNN, he said:

"It was 50 Cent who put the safety of the Inspector and his family in jeopardy by publishing a threatening tweet that called for violence last year."