Metro

Young rapper’s care raises concerns

Complaint filed against father

Brockton police have filed a child abuse and neglect complaint against the father of Luie Rivera, a 9-year-old Brockton boy who raps under the name Lil Poopy, an officer said Monday.

Rivera, a member of the rap group Coke Boys, stars in several online rap videos, such as “Coke Ain’t a Bad Word,” in which he is shown gambling and engaging in sexually ­suggestive activity with adult women.

Lieutenant William Hallisey said Brockton police petitioned the Department of Children and Families to investigate Luis Rivera, the boy’s father, for child abuse or ­neglect in relation to the videos.

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“He’s not doing anything wrong; he’s acting,” Rivera told The Enterprise newspaper of Brockton.

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No one from the Rivera family or the Coke Boys rap group could be immediately contacted.

There are no criminal charges against Rivera, Hallisey said.

Cayenne Isaksen, a spokeswoman for the Department of Children and Families, said that the department had ­received a Chapter 51A report from police regarding Rivera and that it is pursuing an ­investigation.

Todd Feathers can be reached at todd.feathers@globe.com. ­Follow him on Twitter at @ToddFeathers.