Meek Mill Granted Post Conviction Hearing
Meek Mill has been granted a post conviction hearing.
Common Pleas Court Judge Genece Brinkley— the same judge who sentenced him to two to four years for a probation violation, sparking nationwide protests, with activists claiming Meek's sentencing was indicative of the reform needed in the criminal justice system— has now granted the rapper a post-conviction hearing based on possible corruption during Meek's original case back in 2008.
As was previously reported, Meek's original arrest from back in 2007 may've been compromised by corruption as well, and in Feb. 14, Mill's attorneys filed a Post-Conviction Relief Act petition, calling into question his original arrest.
According to a report by the Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office maintained a secret list of suspect police officers who could not be considered credible witnesses for months, and Reginald Graham, the sole testifying officer during Meek's 2008 trial, was on the list.
The Philly Voice reports Meek has now been granted a post conviction hearing to get to the bottom of what really occurred. Meek's lawyer sounds confident that this could be the break they were looking for to get him released.
"I mean, there were 800 cases that were dismissed or overturned upon discovery of this group of officers who had been committing crimes, lying about circumstances of arrests, and falsifying documents," his lawyer said. "One of the officers is the same one who not only arrested Meek, but made allegations that Meek has always denied. This is the only one that testified against Meek."
Meek will return to court on April 16.
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