Police refute MC Hammer's allegations of improper arrest
MC Hammer arrest: Dublin police refute rapper's allegations - San Jose Mercury News
Hammer lashed out on Twitter on Saturday, telling his 3.1 million followers that he was accosted without cause by a "chubby elvis looking dude" who he said tapped "on my car window," and, when Hammer rolled his window down, asked, "Are you on parole or probation?"Walters said Hammer "was playing his stereo very loud, to the point where the officer said he could hear it from 50 feet away." Walters said the officer tried to communicate with Hammer but was met with obstinance during the encounter.Hammer also maintained on Twitter that the officer tried to pull him from the car and that the officer "pulled out his guns, blew his whistle and yelled for help." Later, he tweeted that "the only thing more dangerous than a scared man with a gun is a scared man with an agenda, a gun and badge."
Said Walters of the rapper's claim the officer drew guns : "No. That did not happen."Walters also responded to a tweet by Hammer that said Hammer was injected with something "under the guise of a 'Skin Test'"when he was booked at Santa Rita County Jail.
"He was given a tuberculosis injection, which is standard operating procedure when anyone is booked into the jail," Walters said. "When someone comes to the jail, we don't know if they have TB or not, so again, it's standard operating procedure."