The lawsuit stems from the treatment that Scrappy
and Phillips received after a concert at a local high school turned into chaos.
The lawsuit names the Orlando Police Department
and the arresting officer Richard Bailey Jr. as defendants.
The concert took place at Dr. Phillips High School
late last month. Sources told AllHipHop.com that Scrappy was warned not to use
profanity and was not allowed to remove his shirt during the performance.
Officer Bailey claimed that the men on the stage
were attempting to "invoke a riot response from the crowd."
Police attempted to subdue the performers on
the stage and a fight broke out. Bailey alleges that Scrappy attempted to stop
him from arresting Phillips.
The video footage shows Bailey turning towards
Lil Scrappy and shoving him several feet off the stage. Phillips was subsequently
arrested and charged with battery on a law-enforcement officer.
Phillips said police brutalized him and Lil Scrappy,
who was handcuffed and suffered minor injuries due to the shove, but was not
charged with any crime.
Lil Scrappy is a recording artist on Lil Jon’s
BME Recordings. His debut The King of Crunk and BME Recordings Present: Lil
Scrappy debuted at # 12 on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart, powered by his single