Prosecutor says Meek Mill's case should be thrown out


The announcement came during a hearing on Monday, but a judge is still refusing to release Mill on bail.

Meek Mill has been sentenced to three years from prison for a probation violation in November 2017.

Photo The rapper Meek Mill in Philadelphia previous year. That means Meek would sit in prison until least.

Rapper Meek Mill is getting a new trial. The admission, made by Assistant District Attorney Liam Riley during a status hearing, marks the first time prosecutors have agreed with Meek's legal time on record about his questionable arrest.

He was sentenced by Judge Brinkley to two to four years in November for probation violations, which included two arrests, including an arrest for reckless driving while shooting a music video in New York City. He also said he was "elated" by the D.A.'s decision. Another defense lawyer for Meek, Joe Tacopina, depressingly contextualized his client's continued incarceration in the wake of today's promising developments.

But many who advocate for Mill's release say they're protesting for something bigger than just his case-for the reform of a justice system that allows young Black men to become incarcerated for long periods of time-keeping them separated from their families-for non-violent charges, such as possession of marijuana. At the time, he was sentenced to eight months in prison and later paroled in 2009.

Earning the backing of the Philadelphia District Attorney's office was a considerable victory for Mill's team nonetheless.

If the present case against Mill is vacated, as the DA's office is recommending, there is no guarantee that prosecutors would pursue a new trial against Mill. DA also stated in open court that the prior DA was aware that Officer Graham was untrustworthy as far back as 2005, which was never disclosed to Meek's defense team.

She also refused to hear arguments that Mill be released 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".