By: Jigga Mattic
Photo By: Carlington Wilmot
Sources close to deejay Mavado, a prominent member of Bounty Killer's Alliance, revealed that the deejay was allegedly beaten by cops who had gone to detain him for questioning with regards to an incident where an engineer known as 'Kerry' - who is employed to the Exodus studio in Kingston - made a formal report that he had been beaten by a group of men who had accused him of "splicing a Mavado dub".
'Splicing' is an illicit practice within the entertainment industry where skilled studio technicians are able to cleverly manipulate the voice of in-demand entertainers by joining together or inserting phrases of actual copyrighted work to create new material which gives the impression of an actual dub performed by the said artiste for a sound system.
"The policeman said that Mavado tell them to 'go s**k yu madda', and that they had no alternative but to use force to apprehend him. They had gone to detain him for questioning in relation to the report made by the Exodus engineer but it appeared that one thing led to another, and the police started to beat him after they felt he dissed them. But I believe that the policemen should not have lost their temper, they caan tek things into their own hand, they should have arrested him and put an additional charge on him for abusive language," the source told YardFlex.com last night.
The deejay is reportedly at the Constant Spring police lock-up in St. Andrew. Efforts to get confirmation from the Constant Spring police were futile as no one answered repeated calls to the numbers listed in the directory.
This is the second time in less than a month that Mavado has been on the wrong side of the law. In August, the Morant Bay police issued a summons to the singer which he openly flouted. Under the terms of the summons, Mavado, whose real name is David Brooks, was not bound to report to the police, and the summons only has authority once the document is delivered, after which, the police could then detain him.