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Philadelphia DA says Meek Mill conviction should be tossed

17 April 2018

The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said in court Monday that the Philly rapper's gun- and drug-related convictions from 2008 should be overturned, after the credibility of Mill's arresting officer was recently impugned.

Even with the latest news from the Philadelphia DA's office, Common Pleas Court Judge Genece E. Brinkley, who sentenced Meek in November, didn't agree to vacate Meek's conviction in court Monday. However, Judge Brinkley, who initially sentenced the rapper in November 2017 to two to four years in jail for violating his probation, revealed that she has made a decision to wait until June to hear more about this case.

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For whatever reason, Judge Brinkley's standing her ground.

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Despite Meek Mill's continued imprisonment, his legal team sounded optimistic. His lawyers say they will reach out to a higher court to get their client out pending the trial. Krasner's office are pursuing a new trial after Meek Mill's arresting officer Reginald Graham appeared on a secret list of police with "a history of lying, racial bias, or brutality" discouraged from testifying, and another former Philadelphia police officer claimed that Graham lied during his testimony when he claimed Mill pointed a gun at him prior to his 2007 arrest.

Mill's incarceration has become a cause celebre, with celebrities offering their support and recent prison visits from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat. They have unsuccessfully appealed the sentence multiple times and have called for Brinkley to recuse herself.

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Among supporters in the crowd was Mill's 6-year-old son who Fox 29 Philadelphia quoted as saying, "I miss my dad very much".

Philadelphia DA says Meek Mill conviction should be tossed