Chris Darden, the former prosecutor who once tried to take down NFL legend, O.J. Simpson, has signed on the defend the alleged killer of rap star Pop Smoke.
According to XXL, Darden is the defense attorney for Corey Walker, one of Pop Smoke’s alleged killers.
Pop Smoke was shot and killed in an alleged home invasion in Hollywood Hills in the early hours of February 19. The investigation into his murder is ongoing.
Last year, Darden announced that he would be defending Eric Holder, the alleged killer of West Coast rapper, Nipsey Hussle — but walked away after receiving threats against his family.
“After centuries of a history of black men hung from trees without trial, or after the thousands of cases of black men tried, convicted and executed without counsel … I cannot understand why in 2019 some people would deny a black man his 6th Amendment right to counsel of his choice,” Darden wrote in a Facebook post at the time. “Or why defending such a man should invite threats not only against me but against my children too.”