Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office Says Meek Mill Should Get New Trial

Meek Mill may be heading home soon.

In November the rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison after violating a roughly decade long probation, but his luck is turning around.

According to The Philadelphia Inquirer, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office said in court Monday that due to questions about the credibility of his arresting officer, the rapper’s conviction on gun and drug charges should be vacated and he should be granted a new trial.

The admission, made by Assistant District Attorney Liam Riley during a status hearing in Mill’s case, marked the first time that prosecutors have said they agree with his lawyers about the validity of his original arrest.

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Mill’s legal team urged the presiding judge on his case, Judge Genece E. Brinkley, to release Mill based on the DA’s decision, but she did not budge. She reportedly scheduled another hearing from June and refused to listen to Mill’s lawyer.

Mill’s lawyers announced today at a rally for the rapper that they will be filing with a higher court to get their client released.

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Bryant Lydell

Bryant Lydell is creative, personable and quick-witted Howard and USC alum. He's the founder of The Top Tea, a songwriter, screenwriter and member of the casting team for Netflix's NAACP Image Award-winning hip-hop competition series Rhythm + Flow.

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