Meek Mill Files Lawsuit Against Philadelphia Police

MMG rapper targets PPD for false imprisonment, civil rights violations.

Posted: 01/17/2013 02:59 PM EST
Meek Mill

The bad blood between Meek Mill and the police officers in his hometown has hit another level. Now the MMG rapper plans to settle his problems with the Philadelphia Police Department in court.

HipHopWired.com is reporting that Meek has filed a lawsuit against the PPD for false imprisonment, invasion of privacy and civil rights violations among other charges. The suit stems from an incident in October when the “Amen” rap star was detained for nine hours by police after a traffic stop.

Court documents obtained by HipHopWired reveal that the suit names Officers Andre Boyer and Michael Vargas as defendants.

"On October 31, 2012, at approximately 7:30 p.m., plaintiff was driving a Range Rover SUV when Philadelphia Police Officers Andre Boyer and Michael Vargas, without cause or justification, conducted a motor vehicle stop in the area of 11th Street and Girard Avenue in Philadelphia," the complaint states.

"Following the vehicle stop, police officers Boyer and Vargas handcuffed plaintiff at the scene, transported him in custody to the 22nd Police District, took photographs of plaintiff which the officers posted and published, or caused to be posted and published, on Instagram and other social media websites, depicting plaintiff in police custody, held plaintiff in custody against his will in a jail cell for approximately nine (9) hours, after which time plaintiff was released on November 1, 2012, at 4:30 a.m., without being charged with any criminal activity and having caused plaintiff to miss a scheduled promotional appearance in Atlanta, Georgia."

Meek Mill is reportedly seeking compensatory and punitive damages in the lawsuit.

 

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