Bankroll Freddie was robbed at gunpoint in 2019, and now the ex-cop involved in the robbery has been sentenced to 10 years in prison.
According to WSB-TV, 26-year-old Justin Mikale Thorne pleaded guilty to multiple felony charges earlier in May after admitting to his role in the armed robbery alongside two other men.
Just after 11 a.m. on October 17, 2019, police responded to reports of an incident at the Comfort Inn and Suites in Cobb County, Georgia. When officers arrived at the scene, they spoke to Freddie and his cousin about the violent encounter.
Surveillance photos reportedly showed Thorne backing into a parking spot at the motel and appearing to talk to two men in a Toyota Camry.
Moments later, Thorne was seen dressed in his Atlanta Police Department uniform along with a badge and gun, walking around the fourth floor and serving as a lookout for the others as they robbed Bankroll Freddie and his relative.
During a bond hearing in 2019, Thorne’s attorney, Lenny Franco, told the judge that his client only got involved because someone had threatened him and his family.
Two weeks before the armed robbery took place, Thorne reportedly resigned from the Atlanta Police Department in the middle of an internal affairs investigation.
The APD were looking into allegations he offered to take payment from a suspect with an outstanding warrant in exchange for making the warrant go away.
Bankroll Freddie has recently been facing his own legal troubles, with the rapper reportedly being indicted in a federal gun and drug case in November.
TMZ reported the Quality Control signee was charged alongside 34 other defendants as part of a 61-count indictment.
Freddie was allegedly part of a crew that conspired to sell large amounts of crack cocaine and marijuana in Arkansas and Texas between March 2021 and October 2022.
He also faced weapons charges for allegedly possessing firearms in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime.