Hip-hop star Lil Boosie says he was pepper-sprayed by a mall guard in Biloxi because he is black, but the guard and police say otherwise.
The Sun Herald reported on pretrial testimony in Boosie’s federal lawsuit. He entered a Dillard’s Store with about 20 onlookers during Biloxi’s 2017 Black Beach Weekend.
Biloxi Officer Matt Howard says he was called to assist with the ‘unruly crowd.’ Guard Glen Kerley says he pepper-sprayed Boosie’s assistant who he says clenched his fists after being asked to leave. Kerley and Howard say the group then attacked Kerley outside.
Testimony indicates that Kerley repeatedly pepper-sprayed Boosie.
Tammy Cotton, who worked for Dillard’s at the time, testified that Kerley was known for being aggressive to black shoppers.
A settlement meeting is set for January 17th.