Bobby Shmurda, Rowdy Rebel and three other GS9 members were in Manhattan court this morning for a pre-trial hearing on their numerous drugs and weapons charges.
Shmurda’s lawyer Alex Spiro requested a new bail hearing for his client, and the judge granted it for January 19th.
Spiro also hinted at how he is going to defend Shmurda at both his bail hearing and his proper trial when he asked the judge to give him all the records pertaining to Shmurda's stops and arrests.
"A couple of detectives involved in this case have significant credibility issues,” Spiro said Monday in Manhattan Supreme Court. “I learned these same detectives have been stopping my client for years. Each one of those stop and frisk reports have to be turned over before this case proceeds." "It is our position by stopping him and frisking him, and not finding contraband, that absence of evidence is evidence," he continued.Although he didn't use their names, Spiro also alleged that some of the officers involved in Shmurda's arrest had been sued in federal court for planting evidence, have made false arrests, and have violated arrestee's Fourth Amendment rights.
Shmurda's trial is expected to begin on February 22.