Ice-T Says He May Sue DMV, Insurance Company Over Arrest
Veteran rapper Ice-T may take his battle with the New York Police Department to court over his arrest earlier this month in New York.
Ice-T, born Tracy Marrow, was arrested in Manhattan on July 20th for allegedly driving with a suspend license and not wearing a seat belt.
The rapper lashed out at the arresting officer and called him a "punk b**ch rookie cop," placing the "Law and Order: SVU star in a firestorm of controversy.
More press around Ice-T's arrest came when the head of the Patrolmen Benevolent Association in New York condemned Ice's comments about the arresting officer.
In a new interview with TMZ.com, Ice-T revealed that a computer error by the DMV or his insurance company was to blame for the arrest.
"You deal with a lot of cops and you end up with that one bad apple that wants to go in," Ice-T said.
"This one dude hated ice and wanted him in jail for some reason," added Ice-T's wife Coco.
"I aint been handcuffs in 15 years so it was crazy," Ice-T told TMZ.com. "Basically he took me to jail because he could. At the end of the day, I had insurance. I don't even have a point on my license. I was outraged because I done broke the law in my life and now you are coming at me with this?"
Ice said the insurance company made a mistake when he moved from New York to New Jersey and he plans to prove it in court.
"At the end of the day, after I get this dismissed … I either can sue the DMV or the insurance company … and that’s when I have my revenge," Ice-T said.