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About MC Hammer’s arrest: what he says, what cops say

Monday, February 25, 2013

Rapper and longtime Oakland goodwill ambassador MC Hammer’s tweeting about his arrest for resisting a Dublin police officer over the weekend stirred a groundswell of support among fans. And now it’s garnered a response from the cops. Hammer, whose real name is Stanley Burrell, and who lives in Tracy, says an officer detained him for no reason Saturday after asking if he was on parole or probation. He says the cop tried to pull him out of his car through a window as it was parked at a shopping center. He was later booked and released from jail, the Mercury News says.

Now, police have responded with their account, however brief. They say the car he was driving had expired registration, that it wasn’t Hammer’s and that Hammer refused to give the officer any information about the owner.
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