However, at least one person in attendance was alarmed enough to report Gonzalez to the internal investigators The morning roll call at the precinct was not recorded, and Gonzalez reportedly tried to pass off the remark as a joke.
The New York Daily News reports Deputy Inspector Emanuel Gonzalez, the commanding officer of the 72nd Precinct in Sunset Park, is the person who made the threat. Gonzalez made the remark last June 7, a date when 50 Cent (real name: Curtis Jackson) was scheduled to attend an NYPD-sanctioned boxing match in the Bronx.
has started an investigation into a Brooklyn commander who told his officers to shoot rapper/actor 50 cent on sight. The New York Police Dept.
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 im consulting with my legal counsel regarding my options moving forward. pic.twitter.com/5HWk2tqYFo
— 50cent (@50cent) February 17, 2019
50 Cent responded via Twitter to the NYPD story.
Gonzalez is a 30-year veteran and remains on active duty while the investigation continues.
The deal includes a three-series commitment and the addition of a dedicated development executive accompanied by a discretionary fund for use in developing G-Unit projects. In addition to his acting/rapping career, 50 Cent is an executive producer on Fox's Empire. He also has a lucrative deal with Starz network to develop shows through his G-Unit Film & Television, Inc. banner.
“The incident is under internal review,” a department spokesman told the Daily News.