Kodak Black says police violated his Constitutional rights

Kodak Black at WGCI’s Big Jam in Chicago – (Photo Credit: Eddy “Precise” Lamarre)

The walls seem to be closing in on oft-arrested rapper Kodak Black. He has been indicted on two separate felony cases, with one about to go to trial, and he was arrested recently for being in possession of handguns as a felon.

Kodak’s legal team is fighting back. His attorney accuses federal agents of violating his Fourth and Fourteenth Constitutional rights for taking his photos while he was shackled in chains, then quickly disseminated the photos to news outlets.

“On May 11, 2019, the defendant, a Grammy nominated recording artist, was taken into custody while en route to a scheduled performance,” Kodak’s outraged lawyer begins, according to The Blast.

“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.”

While the lawyer demands the judge prohibit police from taking photos of Kodak, the rapper born Bill Kapri, 21, has other towering legal problems to navigate around:

  • This arrest in suburban Miami during the Rolling Loud Festival was the result of a U.S. Department of Justice probe. They are accusing the rapper of filing a false application to obtain firearms as a felon. He faces 10 years in prison for this;
  • Kodak is set to go on trial for allegedly raping a South Carolina high school teenager. He faces 30 years in prison if convicted;
  • Kodak was just arrested a couple of weeks ago at the USA-Canadian border for being in possession of firearms and contraband.
Terry Shropshire
Terry Shropshire

A military veteran and Buckeye State native, I've written for the likes of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Atlanta Business Chronicle and the Detroit Free Press. I'm a lover of words, photography, books, travel, animals and The Ohio State Buckeyes. #GoBucks



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