News: Meek Mill Flips The Script, Wants Payback From Philly Police
Thursday, Jan 17, 2013 6:11PM
Maybach Music Group rapper Meek Mill is reportedly giving his hometown Philadelphia police department some shine by suing the law enforcement body for false imprisonment.
According to reports, Meek wants justice in relation to getting placed into police custody the evening of his Dreams & Nightmares release party.
Mill is suing "the City of Philadelphia and police Officers Andre Boyer and Michael Vargas in Federal Court for civil rights violations, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy and civil conspiracy." In his complaint, the Philly rapper claims he was wrongfully arrested on Halloween while driving in Philly (notably, Mill was also ordered off the road for instances tying back to his probation). Mill also claims in his complaint that "the officers took photos of him that made it onto Instagram and other social media outlets." Out of the arrest came a now imfamous photo of Mill in cuffs (right), tweeted by Mill himself. Although ... ENHANCE ... the photo also seems to show a PPD officer at the very least looking at a picture he took of Mill in cuffs. So, whoops? (Philebrity)
Hours after his arrest, Meek updated fans and claimed the police violated him.
"cops cost me a lot of money tonight .....taking pics of me like I'ma f*ckin joke....no charges just holding http://instagr.am/p/Rev6I2CkFA/," he tweeted November 1st.
"N*gga I ain't get knocked they was just tryna hold me back! Just scooped my n*gga #brick Feds gave him 10yea http://instagr.am/p/RfTF8GikEw/"
"I ain't get locked up...definitely not in NYC with no gun! Cops just harassed and violated me last night in Philly just for being famous!"
"The crazy part about is I really had a handcuff and Rolex on my wrist yesterday.... Really #DreamsAndNightmares" (Meek Mill's Twitter)
According to November reports, the Philly hip-hop artist got put into police custody but not officially arrested.
According to the Philadelphia Police Department, the MMG rookie sensation was detained by Philadelphia Police after he was in a vehicle stopped by officers at 1100 W. Girard Avenue last night around 8 p.m. "He was not arrested," said Philiadelphia Police spokeswoman Julian Russell. "He was stopped in a vehicle but was not arrested. He was only detained in a substation. In normal cases, we do not give out this kind of information, so I can't release anything further." (RapFix)
A few months ago, Meek said his first criminal charge as an adult involved weapon possession.
"I was 18, just turned [into] an adult when I went to jail," he reveals, recapping his brush with the law that changed everything. "I caught a case and had 57 charges. Young guys that get caught with a gun -- they're gonna automatically charge you up. All I did was walk outside with a gun." Meek explained that the long months he spent in jail made it clear to him that he needed to make a life change. "In jail you ain't got nothing to do but sit in there and think all day," he said. "I just [didn't] wanna die, I [didn't] wanna get shot or get life in jail because that's the usual script. I ended up going about 20-something months and realized that wasn't the place I wanted to be." (MTV)