Rapper Kodak Black is planning to file a lawsuit against the United States Marshals Service for allegedly leaking a photo of him under arrest inside the Miami Dade Police Department last year.
In May 2019, the rapper was arrested at the Rolling Loud music festival after allegedly trying to buy firearms twice with falsified gun applications. A local police officer snapped a photo of a handcuffed Kodak after he was taken into custody. The picture was then sent to a U.S. Marshal.
According to TMZ, Kodak's attorney initially assumed a Miami police officer leaked the image to the media. However, an internal investigation determined that it was likely a Marshal who disseminated the picture.
According to legal documents obtained by TMZ, the Miami officer who was with the rapper all day says U.S. Marshal Chief called and instructed him to snap a photo of Kodak while he was cuffed. The officer did as told and sent the picture to the high-ranking official.
Kodak's attorney said the image served no law enforcement purpose. The attorney adds that the photo was released without Kodak's permission and for personal gain.