Meek Mill Denied Bail Despite Prosecutors Calling For New Trial
The Philly rapper's legal team is "stunned" by the Judge Brinkley's decision.
Philadelphia, PA – Meek Mill had another hearing in a court of Philadelphia on Monday (April 16) and it was determined that you should get a new trial.
According to the Philly Inquirer, the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office said her arrest officer's credibility has been questioned and therefore, the Meek of the original conviction of firearms and drug charges should be annulled. It was the first time that prosecutors have agreed with Meek's lawyers that his initial arrest was suspicious.
#BREAKING: Jailed Rapper @MeekMill to obtain a new trial; the Judge Genece Brinkley denied the request to release him immediately during their status hearing @CBSPhilly pic.twitter.com/VodjFfmOEs
— Chantee Lans CBS 3 (@ChanteeLans) April 16, 2018
But the Judge Genece Brinkley, who sentenced Meek two to four years in state prison for probation violations last November, refused to grant the Philly rapper of the request for their immediate release on bail despite learning of the Meek of the arresting officer, Reginald Graham, was on a list of suspected corrupt police officers of Philadelphia.
The demonstrators were presented to the audience not only to show support to Meek, but also call for reform of the criminal justice system. Meek high-profile case has attracted the attention of other artists, including JAY-Z and Rick Ross, who continue to vocalize their disdain for the Meek of the current situation.
Meek was not in the trial on Monday.
"This is the moment now is the time to create the change" – @Angelopinto720 #Justice4Meek #FreeMeekMill #ReformPhilly https://t.co/HIruA0VUQx pic.twitter.com/sbBy7QYNys
— Meek Mill (@MeekMill) April 16, 2018
One of Meek's attorneys, Brian McMonagle, said his team was going to be filing motions with the superior court seeking to secure the Mill to the release of "immediately". McMonagle added that his team was "excited" by the Office of the District Attorney of the decision, addi