The actor described the arrest in a 2019 interview with TV insider, saying, “I was on the George Washington Bridge on my way to work and passed a toll booth without an EZ Pass.”
He later tweeted about the experience irony: “The police went a little further. Coulda wrote only one ticket. In and out.. Moovin.” Then he added, also via Twitter, “I like the way people think just because I ACT like a police officer in SVU. I get special treatment from real cops… lol.”
It can be said that despite playing the role of a detective on TV, Ice-T has complicated feelings about the police. In 1992, his heavy metal band, Body Count, released the polarizing track “Cop Killer” (which was eventually removed from the band’s album of the same name after public backlash, per Billboards). He has continued to be outspoken about both racism and police brutality in the US, releasing the song “No Lives Matter” in 2017 and producing a film about police violence called ” Equal Standard” in 2020 (adopted washington articles).
As he told TV Insider in the aforementioned interview, “If you’re a celebrity, some cops will be great. Others will try to prove you’re not special. Again, that’s it. one roll of the dice. This time, it escalated. I think it’s an opportunity for them to put a little bit more on someone.” When asked about the apparent contradiction between the public image and the character image above. His TV, Ice-T explains that “Law and Order: Special Victims Unit” doesn’t glorify the police so much as an example for them. “‘SVU’ shows that too, because it’s as honest as possible about the judge, the police, everyone,” he said.
https://www.looper.com/718770/the-real-reason-ice-t-was-arrested-on-his-way-to-film-law-and-order-svu/ The real reason Ice-T was arrested on the way to the set of Law and Order: SVU