Looks like Meek Mill got a bit of good news in his probation violation case, thanks to a hearing recently being set to appeal the verdict — he was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison for violating terms of parole in 2017.
According to the Philly Voice, the rapper’s attorneys filed an appeal last Wednesday (Feb. 14) requesting that the judge overturn Meek’s decade old gun and drug charges and grant him a new trial.
A new hearing is currently set for April 16.
This hearing was set a day after The Philadelphia Inquirer reported on the city’s district attorney’s secret list of police officers who had a “history of lying, racial bias, or brutality, in a move to block them from testifying in court.” Reginald V. Graham, the officer who arrested Mill, was said to be on this list.
The motion for the appeal states that Graham lied under oath to place Mill behind bars, falsely claiming that the rapper had pointed a gun at the police when he was 19.
“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 Mills lawyer’s told XXL. “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.”