Big news about Meek Mill’s current case just broke, bringing a bit of much-needed hope for those who have been concerned by his situation. It is reported that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office has recently submitted a filing which reads “there is a strong showing of likelihood of the Petitioner’s conviction being reversed (in whole or in part).” Additionally, the D.A.’s office is allegedly not opposing Meek’s petition for bail, which he originally filed on February 14. Meek’s attorney, Joe Tacopina, made the following statement concerning this update:
“We are very pleased with the District Attorney’s filing today stating that he is not opposing Meek’s immediate release on bail, and that there is a strong likelihood that Meek’s conviction will ultimately be reversed in whole or in part… We look forward to his immediate release by the court on bail in light of this development.”
For those that aren’t familiar with Meek’s case, here’s the situation: back in 2008, Meek Mill was convicted of drug dealing and gun possession and sentenced to 11 to 23 months in prison. He was released in early 2009 under a five-year parole agreement. After going back to jail for a period of time on charges of parole violation, Meek was sentenced to house arrest for another charge of parole violation soon after. In 2017, Meek was sentenced to two to four years in prison on controversial assault charges, which would later be dropped.
Later on, an FBI investigation into the judge presiding over the case would be launched after Meek’s attorney made allegations of inappropriate actions by the judge. Those actions include, but are not limited to requesting that Meek re-record a Boyz II Men song and shout her out, and requesting that he leave his label and sign with one of the judge’s friends. Tacopina have sought her removal from the case.
Breaking: Meek Mill's lawyers publicly acknowledge for the first time that FBI is investigating his dealings with the judge. They say that the FBI probe means the judge should step aside from the case and re-assign it, arguing she can't preside fairly. Story TK. pic.twitter.com/cAGYDAMMyc
— Bobby Allyn (@BobbyAllyn) December 4, 2017
In a more recent development, The Philadelphia Inquirer made a report on February 13 (the day before Meek’s bail request), revealing that the District Attorney’s office of Philadelphia had compiled a secret list of police officers with a “history of lying, racial bias, or brutality, in a move to block them from testifying in court.” That list included Reginald V. Graham, the arresting police officer in Meek’s 2008 drug and gun case. When Meek was informed of this, it’s reported that he wasn’t surprised. He had consistently denied allegations made by the arresting officer in that case, such as the claim that Meek pointed a gun at police. Tacopina spoke to Complex about how he feels about the police corruption:
“Across the justice system, there are many instances of people that are incarcerated being subsequently let out when police corruption is uncovered. This would certainly be one of those instances. I mean, there were 800 cases that were dismissed or overturned upon discovery of this group of officers who had been committing crimes, lying about circumstances of arrests, and falsifying documents. One of the officers is the same one who not only arrested Meek, but made allegations that Meek has always denied. This is the only one that testified against Meek.”
At this point, all signs point to a positive direction of Meek Mill’s current legal situation. While there is no word yet on a possible release date for Meek Mill, HipHopMyWay will keep you posted on any major developments. Comment any thoughts below, and don’t forget to SHARE this article!