Bobby Shmurda’s legal troubles have become more complicated since his $2 million-dollar bond was denied last month. On Monday morning (Jan. 11), Shmurda, whose real name is Ackquille Pollard, attended a pre-trial hearing at the Manhattan Supreme criminal court along with his fellow GS9 crew members Chad Marshall a.k.a Rowdy Rebel, Santino Broderick, Alex Crandon, and Rashid Derrisant.
During the pre-trial for their numerous conspiracy, weapons, and narcotics charges from 2014, Pollard’s new lawyer Alex Spiro of Branfman & Associates addressed numerous discovery requests which were previously sent to the prosecution. Spiro specifically requested complete transcripts of all phone calls made to and from Rikers to be entered into evidence, and that’s just the beginning.
Spiro also demanded copies of incident reports from all of Pollard’s stops and arrests, along with background files on every officer involved, to be put into discovery. “Absence of evidence [recovered during these stops] is evidence,” he said.
Bobby’s lawyers believe the officers involved in Pollard’s case conducted in an unjust manner during some of his arrests. Furthermore, he thinks the rapper’s case have some “burdensome files” that range from Fourth Amendment violations to false arrests. All requests should be fulfilled by the time the Brooklyn rapper appears in court for his final bail hearing before the real trial begins on Feb. 22.