A North Carolina court reportedly upheld a 2010 ruling against Los Angeles rapper, The Game yesterday (Feb. 21), requiring him to pay out $5 million in compensatory damages to five Greensboro, N.C. police officers.
According to the suit, Game, born Jayceon Taylor, produced and distributed a DVD entitled ‘Stop Snitchin’ Stop Lyin‘,’ which contained footage from a 2005 incident at Winston Salem’s Four Seasons Mall, where Game was scheduled to perform.
However, when the controversial rapper and his entourage caused “a disturbance,” the police were called to the scene, arresting Game for criminal trespassing, communicating threats and disorderly conduct.
A “heavily edited” film recording of the arrest was then included as a bonus feature on the ‘Stop Snitchin” DVD, which was made to appear “as though Taylor was wrongfully arrested,” according to the court ruling.
Game must now hand out $1 million to each of the five arresting officers for compensatory damages. The officers have also requested $10 million in punitive damages, which will be decided upon in a new trial.