A former Philadelphia police officer has filed a lawsuit against Jay-Z, Meek Mill and Amazon. Former police officer Saqueta Williams alleges that the Jay-Z produced documentary series, Free Meek, portrays her as a corrupt and unfit officer. The five part series explores the state of the Philadelphia Police Department, the criminal justice system nationwide and Meek Mill’s fight for freedom.
During one episode of the five part documentary series, there is a discussion of the “Do Not Call” list. As described by the film, the list chronicles approximately sixty officers who should not be summoned to testify in court due to their alleged lack of credibility. Williams allegedly landed on the list after she pulled her gun during an off-duty altercation.
The former officer claims that this list depicts her as a corrupt and unjust officer of the law. Williams’ lawyer Steven F. Marino said, “It lends the impression to the ordinary person that she was a corrupt police officer. That she had lied or perjured herself, which is not true.” Furthermore, she claims she has “suffered harm to her reputation and emotional duress as a result” of the documentary series.
Amazon, Meek Mill and Jay-Z have not yet responded to the lawsuit.