Bradford Cohen, criminal defense attorney for Kodak Black, has spoken out for the first time since the South Florida native was arrested while en route to perform at Rolling Loud Miami.
Cohen believes that the force is responsible for the viral new image of Kodak being held in custody while smiling, forgoing the typical mugshot that trails behind the news of an arrest.
“I think the actions of the [police] in taking a photo of him in the police station in handcuffs and selling it or giving it to WSVN is a disgusting display of unprofessionalism,” Cohen told the South Florida Sun-Sentinel on Sunday (May 12th).
The photo was uploaded by WSVN’s Brian Entin, who first confirmed the arrest of Kodak Black Saturday evening. While it is not entirely clear who took the photo, the picture does show a handcuffed Kodak as he smiles for the camera following a detainment in connection to firearms charges–the result of an operation lead by the federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives
Contrary to initial reports that Kodak Black was arrested while at Rolling Loud, the festival instead confirms that the rapper was en route to his set. Festival organizers went on to add that they had no knowledge or connection to the South Florida rapper’s arrest.
Just obtained photo of Bill Kapri, AKA Rapper Kodak Black after he was arrested tonight. Official statement from Marshals: after an extensive investigation conducted by the US Marshals, ATF, and Miami Dade PD North Side Gang Unit, Kapri, was arrested as he arrived… pic.twitter.com/IHVzAoNStI
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) May 12, 2019