New reports say 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.
Philly’s D.A. Office made a rare move Monday morning in court reportedly asking Judge Genece Brinkley to toss the 2008 conviction because it says prosecutors back then were fully aware Meek’s arresting officer, Reginald Graham, was dirty but sat on the info.
If the conviction were tossed, that would mean Meek’s probation violation would go out the window, too and he would be released from the Pennsylvania prison where he’s serving 2-4 years. However, Judge Brinkley did not sign off, and, instead, scheduled a hearing on the matter for June. That means Meek would sit in prison until then.
Meek’s supporters outside the courthouse erupted in joy at news of the D.A.’s request thinking he’d be released.
For whatever reason, Judge Brinkley’s standing her ground.
Meek’s son Murad and his mother were also at the protest outside the courthouse, spreading the love for Meek and helping rally the supporters.
We will keep you updated as the story unfolds.