The most vocal MMG member has caught a lucky break.
According to AllHipHop,Â Meek MillÂ now has the upper hand in aÂ wrongful arrest case against theÂ Philadelphia Police Department. MeekÂ filed the suitÂ in January, claiming he was illegally detained by officers Michael Vargas andÂ Andre Boyer on October 31st (theyÂ were operatingÂ under Phillyâs âStop &Â Friskâ law at the time). The arrestÂ caused him to lose income from a show as well asÂ a deposit on a private jet, and he's suing for damages.Â
But it turns out Officer Boyer isn't exactly the most trustworthy member of the PPD.Â As reported by the Philadelphia Inquirer, a 2008 internal investigation revealed that he'd "repeatedly falsified official documents in the past." Also, last year, he toldÂ a Common Pleas Court judgeÂ that he "frisked everyone in every car, that he stopped, every time."
From the report:Â "It appears that Officer Boyerâ¦was a victim of his own professional enthusiasm.Â In the interest of productivity (900 arrests in less than two years) he cut some clerical corners.Â However, there was no showing that any of his erroneous clerical entries were created for personal gain.âÂ
Either way, Meek's lawyerÂ Dennis CoganÂ is confident that this will help his client's case.
â[This]Â will have an effect on the case.Â Weâre talking about institutional indifference.â
A hearing forÂ is scheduled to take place onÂ April 29. Stay tuned for details.Â