Kodak Black Says Police Violated His Constitutional Rights By Taking Jail Photo
Kodak Black is coming for law enforcement officers and accusing them of violating his constitutional rights by taking and sharing his photos while he was in custody.
The Blast reports that court documents show that Kodak is asking a judge to prevent any further dissemination of images of him while he’s in jail.
According to his attorney, “On May 11, 2019, the defendant, a Grammy nominated recording artist, was taken into custody while en route to a scheduled performance.”
“Thereafter, a photo of the defendant, shackled and still in his street clothes while sitting in what appears to be a private office, in the Miami Dade Police Department, appeared on the Twitter feed of a local reporter.”
Kodak believes that the police had no right to share his image and the documents state, “A photograph of an in-custody detainee taken without any legitimate law enforcement purpose has been found to violate the detainee’s Fourth and Fourteenth Amendment rights under the United States Constitution.”
Kodak wants the judge to stop the release of any images of him while he’s in custody.
Just obtained photo of Bill Kapri, AKA Rapper Kodak Black after he was arrested tonight. Official statement from Marshals: after an extensive investigation conducted by the US Marshals, ATF, and Miami Dade PD North Side Gang Unit, Kapri, was arrested as he arrived… pic.twitter.com/IHVzAoNStI
— Brian Entin (@BrianEntin) May 12, 2019