Pennsylvania prosecutors have made it official: they will not challenge the bail request of Meek Mill.
The rapper was sentenced to two to four years in prison in November for violating the terms of his probation relating to a 2008 firearms case. Meek has been challenging the controversial ruling by Judge Genece Brinkley ever since, and last month his lawyers appealed to Pennsylvania’s Supreme Court requesting bail after prosecutors declared they would not block it.
The arresting officer in Meek’s original 2008 case had been named as part of a police corruption scandal in Philadelphia, and had been accused of lying under oath to put the rapper behind bars.
Prosecutors previously cited in court paperwork the “strong showing of likelihood” that Meek’s old conviction will be reversed. Now, according to The Blast, Philadelphia district attorney Larry Krasner filed new paperwork stating he, “does not oppose defendant’s application to the extent he requests release on bail pending the current proceedings.”
News of the court filing comes days after Judge Brinkley denied another bail request on Monday.
“This ruling from Judge Genece Brinkley simply reaffirms the fact she has turned Meek Mill’s case into a personal vendetta,” the rapper’s lawyer Joe Tacopina told TMZ on Monday. “In spite of the recommendations from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office, which was supported by Governor Tom Wolf, the judge continues to stand alone in supporting Officer Reginald Graham’s perjured testimony, as well as his criminal behavior that has been documented.”
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