Court Upholds Ruling For Game To Pay $5 Million To Policemen
Game must pay five officers $1 million apiece for an incident from October 2005.
A North Carolina court upheld a 2010 ruling yesterday for Game to pay $5 million in compensatory damages to five Greensboro police officers.
According to MyFox8, the officers filed a defamation suit against the West Coast rapper and Bungalo Records, Inc. in 2006. They claim they were libeled and slandered and that their identities were wrongfully used in Game’s DVD Stop Snitchin’ Stop Lyin’.
The footage was originally lensed during an incident in October 2005 at Four Seasons Mall, where Game was supposed to perform. After mall security asked them to leave for disturbing the peace, officers arrived to arrest Game for criminal trespassing, communicating threats and disorderly conduct.
Officers claim that the footage was “heavily edited” for the DVD and made it seem as though Game was wrongfully arrested.
Each officer would receive $1 million each for the compensatory damages. Additionally, they claimed $10 million in punitive damages, though the appeals court decided that a new trial will determine if the damages are warranted.