The Game Pleads Not Guilty To Charge of Impersonating an Officer
The Game plead not guilty yesterday (January 30) to a charge of impersonating a New York police officer according to the New York Post. The charge stems from a November 15 incident where the rapper allegedly instructed a cab driver to run several red lights after informing the man that he was an undercover cop. Taylor's attorney, Jeffrey Lichtman, insists that his client is innocent and is being unfairly targeted by the NYPD. "The police are harassing him," Lichtman said. "They don't even have a witness—no supporting deposition. It will be a slam-dunk acquittal or dismissal, it's up to the D.A. They offered us time served today and I didn't even lift my head to respond. It's an embarrassment for them. The cops follow him from the moment he lands to the moment he leaves. A limo driver freaked out, that's it. They are harassing him, but there will be some harassment going the other way at the trial." A representative for the NYPD countered by suggesting that, if the rapper feels he is being harassed, he should file a complaint with the Civilian Complaint Review board.