Meek Mill is suing the Philadelphia Police, stemming from a Halloween stop last year. According to the suit, Meek Mill is stating he was unjustly stopped on kept in custody for nine hours police by Officers Andre Boyer and Michael Vargas posted pictures of him while he was in custody to Instagram.
<blockquote “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.”
Williams claims his unlawful detention forced him to refund “his deposit for the private jet that was booked to fly plaintiff in the evening of October 31, 2012 to a promotional appearance in Atlanta,” and cost him “the loss of numerous sponsorship’s and endorsements; the loss of plaintiff’s solitude, seclusion and privacy; the anxiety and embarrassment associated with plaintiff being placed in a false light; and the anxiety and embarrassment of being seized, detained, confined and imprisoned against plaintiff’s will.”
The Daily News says department is refusing to comment on Meek Mill’s allegations. [Daily News]