DA wants Meek Mill conviction tossed, but he remains jailed

Angelo Anderson
April 16, 2018

Prosecutors in Meek Mill's case want his original drug conviction to be vacated, which would mean immediate freedom for the rapper - but, once again, the judge is refusing to bend.

Graham is said to have allegedly provided false testimony during Mill's first trial.

Even with this new development, the ball is still in the court of controversial Judge Genece E. Brinkley, who sentenced Meek to two to four years in prison for violating his probation back in November. He also said he was "elated" by the D.A.'s decision.

Meek Mill's mother, grandmother and 6-year-old son, Papi, were on hand at the rally outside the courthouse, which erupted into cheers after the district attorney's announcement.

On Monday, a curt Brinkley refused to hear arguments for releasing Mill on bail, and instead scheduled another hearing for June 18.

However, it seems like that statement is the criminal justice equivalent of "thoughts and prayers", since a later statement clarified that the mayor isn't actually going to take any action or support the campaign for Mill to be released immediately.

Since the sentencing, the rapper has received support from fans and high-profile figures, including New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Mayor Jim Kenney. If she approves, the District Attorney's Office has the option of dropping the case.

Many have argued Mill's latest incarceration is the result of a failed justice system.

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