Marley MC Files Brutality Suit

Hartnel Henry reportedly claims police officer broke his leg.

Hartnel Henry, who MCs for reggae act Ziggy Marley and the Melody

Makers, has filed a federal brutality lawsuit against police in New

Orleans, claiming an officer abused him and broke his leg outside the

city's House of Blues in August, the Associated Press reported.

Henry, who performs under the name Sky High, reportedly alleges

in the suit filed on Friday (Jan. 14) that he was outside the club when

two plainclothes officers told him to spread his legs and frisked him.

The suit claims that after Henry asked to see their badges, the officers

handcuffed him and a third officer, Jack Hoffman, grabbed him, dragged

him down the street, slammed him against a car and threw him against a

wall. A police spokesperson said the department had not seen the suit and

had no comment, the AP said.