by Mike Winslow
(AllHipHop News) Brandon “Tiny Doo” Duncan spent seven months in jail, while awaiting trial on conspiracy charges stemming from the release of his album No Safety.
Yesterday (January 11), Tiny Doo, 35, filed a lawsuit against the city of San Diego over his imprisonment.
Prosecutors claimed the rapper’s album No Safety promoted violence and criminal activity for the Lincoln Park, CA gang.
The gang was allegedly behind a string of violence and shootings in the area between May of 2013 and February 2014.
Even though there was no evidence connecting him to any shootings, prosecutors were able to charge him under California’s Penal Code 182. 5, which prevents gang members from benefiting from criminal activity.
Tiny Doo was jailed and held on a $500,000 bond, which he could not meet and as a result spent seven months in jail, which “traumatized him” according to the lawsuit.
In March 2015, all of the charges were dismissed when a judge ruled that was not enough evidence to bring the case to trial.
Tiny Doo is seeking an unspecified amount of damages from the city of San Diego.