Back in November, it was revealed that Meek Mill was forced to miss his own release party for his album Dreams and Nightmares after Philadelphia police detained the emcee with no charges. Now, in a recent report from HipHopWired, it looks like Meek is looking for a little compensation in the matter.
Meek Mill, born Robert Williams, is apparently suing police officers Andre Boyer and Michael Varga and the city of Philadelphia over the nine-hour ordeal. He is suing for a litany of charges, including false imprisonment, civil rights violations, civil conspiracy and invasion of privacy.
The Maybach Music Group rhymer is seeking punative damages in the case.
“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,” the complaint reads. “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…on Instagram and other social media websites, depicting plaintiff in police custody…without being charged with any criminal activity and having caused plaintiff to miss a scheduled promotional appearance in Atlanta, Georgia.”
DX will keep you updated as more information comes to light in the case.