… After Traffic Arrest
Tekashi69 was charged with assaulting a police officer this week in New York after a traffic violation quickly escalated … TMZ has learned.
Law enforcement sources tell us Tekashi was approached by an officer in Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood of Brooklyn Sunday while his SUV was illegally parked in front of a fire hydrant and, when asked to produce a license … the cop found it was suspended.
Tekashi was taken in to a Brooklyn precinct to be given a desk appearance ticket, but police soon learned there was an open warrant for his arrest in Texas. We’re told that’s when they cuffed him and tried taking him into custody … but not before he allegedly got grabby.
Cops say Tekashi squeezed a lieutenant’s hand while being apprehended, squeezing it so hard apparently that it caused swelling. He was booked for assaulting a police officer — a felony — and unlicensed operation of a motor vehicle.
He was arraigned in Brooklyn Criminal Court and released on $25k bail.
The New York Post broke the story of Tekashi’s arrest.