Prosecutor wants Meek Mill's drug and gun convictions tossed

Prosecutor wants Meek Mill's drug and gun convictions tossed

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. The judge denied the rapper's request for release during Monday's status hearing, but it was also during this hearing that Meek Mill learned he would receive a new trial.

It appears that rapper Meek Mill could be one step closer to getting out of prison. Mill is fighting for release while appealing a two- to four-year sentence for a 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".

Spokesman Ben Waxman said the prosecutor's office agreed to support a new trial "due to questions of credibility of the arresting officer". He served eight months in prison after being convicted on charges related to the possession of drugs and guns.

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. The 76ers, after being the laughingstock of the National Basketball Association for half a decade, is unstoppable of late, winning 16 straight games and making the playoffs for the first time in years. Freedom for Meek Mill would just be another sign the 76ers, who've aligned themselves with Mill's freedom, are on a roll.


Meek Mill has been incarcerated since November.

TMZ reported that if the Philadelphia District Attorney office's wishes are granted, Mill's 2008 conviction would be thrown out.

The DA's office decision is a positive move in the right direction, but his fate still rests in the hands of Brinkley-who many fear has a conflict of interest informing her handling of Mill's case. The 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.

Meek Mill wasn't present for the court hearing on Monday.

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