Michigan Supreme Court Rules In Favor Of Dr. Dre Over Police’s Right To Privacy In Videos

Posted Mar 25, 2011

The Michigan Supreme Court has ruled in favor of rap artist Dr. Dre in a case that involves whether police have the right to privacy when on duty. In a DVD produced of Eminem and Dr. Dre’s tour concert, police officers were shown threatening to shut it down. The police officers were warnings the artists that if they showed a sexually explicit video on the tour, they would be forced to shut it down. The lawsuit was filed by Detroit City Councilman Gary Brown. The court dismissed the lawsuit in a 6-1 ruling. This means that it is legal in the state of Michigan to record officers when on duty. However recording police officers in Illinois is illegal and it has been a controversial issue around the country. [MichiganMessenger]