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Jan172013

Meek Mill Files Lawsuit Over His October Arrest in Philly

Photo Courtesy of Meek Mill on InstagramShortly after Meek Mill was arrested by Philadelphia police last October, he shared an infamous Instagram photo showing a police officer taking a cell phone picture of him in handcuffs.  Now, months later, Meek is suing the city and two of its officers in a federal court, according to CourthouseNews.com.

According to the website, Meek claims that Officers Andre Boyer and Michael Vargas pulled over the Range Rover SUV he was in, without cause.  Meek says he was taken into custody, and placed in a jail cell for approximately nine hours.  He claims that during that time, officers at the station snapped pictures of him that later appeared on Instagram and other social media websites. 

Meek was later released without being charged with criminal activity.  But because of his detention, Meek claims that he missed a scheduled promotional appearance in Atlanta, which he had booked a private jet to get to. 

According to CourthouseNews.com, Meek is seeking punitive damages, arguing that his trouble with Philly police cost him "the loss of numerous sponsorships 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."

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