Rapper Meek Mill's drug and gun convictions should be thrown out and he should be granted a new trial, prosecutors said in court Monday in an announcement that led his supporters outside to break into an impromptu dance party. The district attorney's announcement came during a hearing, but the judge is still refusing to release Mill on bail.
The Philadelphia-born rapper was in court for a hearing Monday on a two to four year prison sentence, administered last November for probation violation. Instead of agreeing to toss the charges, Brinkley has scheduled another hearing for June and "refused to hear arguments from Mill's attorneys that he should be let out on bail".
The behind-the-scenes legal drama surrounding imprisoned rapper Meek Mill continues to build.
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After court, Brian McMonagle, a lawyer for Meek Mill, told the Inquirer that he would be filing motions with higher courts to secure Meek Mill's release.
Spokesman Ben Waxman said the prosecutor's office agreed to support a new trial "due to questions of credibility of the arresting officer". "We are thrilled that the District Attorney's office has consented to the PCRA relief which we requested on Meek's behalf", he wrote".
Former Officer Reginald Graham was revealed recently to have been on former DA Seth Williams' controversial "Do Not Call" list of 29 Philly police officers who city prosecutors were directed not to call to testify. On April 3, despite growing vocal support from both the Philadelphia District Attorney's office and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe, Judge Brinkley stated that Mill would remain in jail. The group indicated that Judge Brinkley allegedly requested to re-record Boyz II Men's "On Bended Knee" and demanded that Mill should switch his management team. But they did say in court on Monday that they believe the verdict could soon be vacated.