On Monday morning, Philadelphia prosecutors asked to have Meek Mill’s 2008 gun and drug conviction tossed in an effort to secure a new trial for the rapper.⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀
The district attorney’s inquiry came after the credibility of the original arresting officer came into question in a report published by the Philadelphia Inquirer, where he was named one of the city’s most corrupt cops.
However, Judge Genece Brinkley denied the attorney’s request and sent the rapper back to the big house. Now, he will face another status hearing in June.
Meek’s legal troubles stem from a 2007 arrest and subsequent conviction that left him to serve years of probation. However, in November of 2017, the rapper was sent to prison on a 2-4 year sentence for violating probation, which in turn, sparked protests and backlash for the harsh sentence.
“As a result, the DA agrees that his conviction should be overturned,” one of Meek’s lawyers told The FADER. “DA also stated in open court that the prior DA was aware that Officer Graham was untrustworthy as far back as 2005, which as never disclosed to Meek’s defense team. In light of these significant developments, we are stunned that Judge Brinkley continues to adhere to her view that Meek is not entitled to immediate release on bail. We will apply for emergency relief with the Supreme Court immediately, and are sure that this travesty of justice will be rectified soon.”