Entertainment District attorney says Meek Mill conviction should be tossed

18:31  16 april  2018
18:31  16 april  2018 Source:   ap.org

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13), Meek 's mother begged the District Attorney Krasner to intervene in her son's case. The D.A. filed docs Wednesday saying there's a "strong showing of likelihood" that Meek 's conviction will be Brinkley in 2014 tossed him in jail for four months followed by several months of house arrest for

Meek Mill , the Philadelphia rapper jailed on a weapons-and-drugs conviction , may have been unjustly convicted thanks to a cop who lied at his 2008 trial, the district attorney said Wednesday in announcing that he will not oppose Mill 's immediate release on bail pending appeal of his case.

In this July 13, 2017 photo, rapper Meek Mill poses during a portrait session to promote his new album © The Associated Press In this July 13, 2017 photo, rapper Meek Mill poses during a portrait session to promote his new album "Wins & Losses," in Atlanta. (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

PHILADELPHIA — A dance party has erupted in the streets outside a courthouse in Philadelphia as the city's district attorney says rapper Meek Mill's convictions should be vacated and he should have a new trial.

The district attorney's announcement came during a hearing on Monday, but a judge is still refusing to release Mill on bail.

His lawyers say they will reach out to a higher court to get their client released.

Philadelphia-born Mill was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.

Mill's lawyers have unsuccessfully appealed the sentence multiple times and have called for Judge Genece Brinkley to recuse herself from the case.

A group of supporters are rallying outside of the courthouse and celebrated the announcement from the district attorney.

Opinion: Making Meek Mill a temporary NBA celebrity should just be starting point for real change .
Rapper Meek Mill's release sparked an outpouring of joy around the NBA community, but more is needed if he is to spark real social change.There is a lot to like about Meek Mill being out of prison and at the Wells Fargo Center to ring the Philadelphia 76ers’ ceremonial bell and watch his beloved NBA team in action on Tuesday night.

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