D.A. He moves to get him out of prison NOW
… The judge closes it!
04/16/2018 7:53 AM PDT
Prosecutors in The case of Meek Mill wants his original drug conviction overturned, which would mean immediate freedom for the rapper, but, once again, the judge refuses To do it. Bend.
Philly DA Office made a rare move on Monday morning in court … asking the judge Genece Brinkley to issue the 2008 conviction because it says that prosecutors at that time were aware of the arrest of Meek's officer, Reginald Graham, was dirty – but sat on the information.
If the conviction was thrown, that would mean that Meek's probation violation would also go out the window, and he would be released from the Pennsylvania prison where is serving 2-4 years . However, Judge Brinkley did not sign the contract and, instead, scheduled a hearing on the matter for June. That means Meek has to stay in prison until then … at least.
Meek supporters outside the courthouse burst out in jubilation at the news of the prosecutor's request … thinking he would be released.
Dance improvised party in #FreeMeekMill rally. This occurs after the DA office expresses its position to overturn the conviction. @MeekMill defense team on the way to filing bail before a higher court (FYI: bad language in this video) pic.twitter.com/dmf0yHR1vj
– Kristen Johanson (@KristenJohanson) April 16, 2018
For some reason, Judge Brinkley stands firm.
The Prosecutor's Office tells TMZ … his position on Meek's conviction "was taken because of serious problems regarding the credibility of the arresting officer" in the case, Officer Reginald Graham. These issues, which were only recently made public, have implications for dozens of cases in which Graham was the agent who arrested them. "Prosecutors reiterated their belief that Meek should be released on bail while his appeals are being reviewed.
Meek's son and mother were also in protest in front of the court, extending love for Meek and helping supporters.