Philadelphia DA Agrees Meek Mill Should Get a New Trial

Meek Mill

Meek Mill

Philadelphia's District Attorney Office announced Monday that it supported granting rapper Mill a new trial, as a small crowd of supporters gathered in the rain outside of the Criminal Justice Center in Philadelphia cheered.

In November, Mill received a two-to-four year prison sentence for violating his probation.

Advocates for Meek Mill reportedly began dancing in the streets around the courthouse after the news broke and many shared their excitement on Twitter.

For whatever reason, Judge Brinkley's standing her ground.

The behind-the-scenes legal drama surrounding imprisoned rapper Meek Mill continues to build. However, Judge Brinkley did not sign off, and, instead, scheduled a hearing on the matter for June.

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The D.A.'s office, which think Meek should be granted bail, told TMZ, it thinks the conviction should be tossed "due to serious issues regarding the credibility of the arresting officer in the case, Officer Reginald Graham". Mill's attorneys will "immediately" file for his release with a higher court, McMonagle said.

"The district attorney's office also has proven a great deal of integrity in granting our request a fresh study", McMonagle explained. In February, Meek's lawyers questioned the credibility of a police officer involved in the 2007.

A police spokesman said the department had no comment on the arresting officer allegations. On April 3, despite growing vocal support from both the Philadelphia District Attorney's office and Pennsylvania Governor Tom Wolfe, Judge Brinkley stated that Mill would remain in jail.

Mill's incarceration has become a cause celebre, with celebrities offering their support and recent prison visits from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat.

Brinkley has been the topic of tough criticism against Mill's lawyers. But they did say in court on Monday that they believe the verdict could soon be vacated.

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