Frank Lucas, most recently made famous for Denzel Washington playing his life in American Gangster, has a son in NYC who is a rapper. That son, Frank Lucas Jr., is suing the New York Police Department for $25 million dollars. The New York Daily News is reporting that the aspiring rapper claims the NYPD use excessive force and harass him, paticularly after an arrest on Staten Island, in NY last month. Frank Lucas Jr. says he was racially profiled in March when the NYPD stopped a car driven by his manager who is white and found a bag of weed residue in it. He says when the NYPD learned of his identity, they shouted insults and slurs.
Frank Lucas Jr. says "I have no desire to be 'American Gangster Jr.,'" continuing "As far as I'm concerned, I'm definitely not proud of a lot of things [my father] did to rise out of his circumstances." Jr was eventually arrested and charged with misdemeanor possession and both men spent two nights in jail. His lawyer says the NYPD attack him because of who his father is, saying "One officer said, 'You're Frank Lucas's son and a rapper? You got two strikes against you,' " Lucas said.