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Kodak Black says his civil rights were violated when federal law enforcement allegedly leaked pic of him in cuffs to the press – and now he wants the federal government to pay.

This week, the “;Zeze”; rapper filed a federal lawsuit from prison accusing the United States Marshals Service Chief Mark O”;Loughlin of trying to destroy his life and career by snapping and then leaking a photo of him in handcuffs shortly after cops detained him at the Rolling Loud Festival in Miami last year.

Kodak said a U.S. Marshal O”;Loughlin ordered the Miami-Dade Police to take the photo – which showed him clad in a blue velour tracksuit grimacing with his hands behind his back – and then leaked it to a reporter. The Florida rapper said that the photo wasn”;t a mugshot, wasn”;t part of the investigation and was simply done to embarrass and humiliate him publicly, according to court papers obtained by BOSSIP. Shortly after the photo was taken, it appeared on a local news reporter”;s Twitter feed, the suit says.

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Kodak – who has since changed his legal name to Bill K. Kapri – said the photo leak violated his constitutional rights to privacy and wants the Marshals to pay him money damages.

The government hasn”;t yet responded to the case.

Kodak has remained incarcerated on a three and a half year bid for lying to obtain firearms as a felon. He is currently appealing that sentence and has complained of harsh treatment on the inside.

We”;ve reached out to Kodak”;s lawyer for comment.

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