The mall cops that arrested The Game in Greensboro, N.C. last year have filed a defamation lawsuit against the artist and his associates.
Yes, you read that right. Cops are suing the guy they arrested for defamation.
Sorry, I just peed my pants.
Officers Hien Nguyen, Matthew Brown, Ryan Childrey, Romaine Watkins and David Gregory said they were libeled, slandered and had their images misappropriated when the rapper made comments about the incident to the press and compared his treatment to that of Rodney King. Game claims he was arrested for signing autographs at a shopping mall on Oct. 28, 2005, but the officers say that ain’t the case.
The officers (are they called officers if they work security detail at the mall?) say Game was wearing a Halloween mask, cursing, and refused to leave at their request. When police arrived, Taylor continued to act up and was arrested on charges of disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.
They also don’t like that he distributed the a video his he arrest, which is promoted as him being "wrongfully arrested and brutalized by the police in North Carolina." Yeah, the video that shows members of his posse getting sprayed with pepper spray when they surrounded the officers in a threatening manner. Yeah, I bet they don’t want that video getting out! Too late…
So the cops are each asking for more than $10,000 in damages. One officer says in the lawsuit that he lost $7,500 in off-duty pay because he was afraid of returning to work at the mall.
So it’s the Mall Cops versus the Gangstas. Sorry, I have to go pee myself again.
Officers Sue The Game For Arrest Portrayal