Gangster rapper who claimed brutality joins department he once sued

Roberto Acevedo Jr. (aka Young Reek) now patrols the streets he once rapped about for the department he once sued


By Stephanie Farr and Bob Warner
The Philadelphia Daily News

PHILADELPHIA — Three years ago, Roberto Acevedo Jr. received an out-of-court settlement from a civil suit against the Police Department in which he alleged that he had been beaten by cops, according to a source and court records.

As recently as two years ago, Acevedo, under his stage name "Young Reek," starred shirtless in a rap video that shows him flashing $100 bills and his co-stars displaying what look like drugs.

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