Rapper Meek Mill is a free man as his previous Felony charge 12-years ago was thrown out by a Pennsylvania Superior Court on Wednesday, July 24th 2019, and a new trial are unlikely.
The rapper who also broke the news on his social media page, posted this message saying:
“As of right now, I am not on probation and I am not a felon anymore. Today was mega!!!” he said.
According to the report by TMZ a panel of judges handed down their decision on Wednesday saying Meek does, deserve a new trial, with a new jury and most importantly a new judge who ISN’T Judge Genece Brinkley who many believe had it out for him the first time around.
TMZ in its reports, also stated that the key witness in the case turned out to be a dirty cop. Even the prosecutor wanted a new trial especially after Meek was released from prison over a year ago but Judge Brinkley wouldn’t budge. This time around, a panel of 3 judges who were not previously involved in the case unanimously decided to throw out the conviction.
Meek was thrown back in prison back in the fall of 2017 after Judge Brinkley found that he’d violated his probation on at least two occasions from recent arrests, one for allegedly getting into a fight at an airport, and another for reckless driving.
Despite both cases being dropped, Judge Brinkley found that the arrests alone were violations of his probation from his ’08 case and harshly sentenced him to a 2-4 year prison sentence. But now, he has finally freed with all that case thrown out the window.
Meek Mill while reacting to the judgement, said, “I’d like to thank the Pennsylvania Superior Court judges for their wisdom and their transparency in reviewing my case, unanimously overturning my conviction and granting me a new trial. The past 11 years have been mentally and emotionally challenging, but I’m ecstatic that justice prevailed.”
“This positive outcome wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my family, my attorneys, Jay Z, Desiree Perez, Michael Rubin, the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office and my supporters who have stood with me through the ups and downs.”
“Unfortunately, millions of people are dealing with similar issues in our country and don’t have the resources to fight back as I did. We need to continue supporting them. I’m committed to working with my team at the REFORM Alliance to change these outdated laws and fix our broken criminal justice system.”
Meek’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, who has been a stalwart in the fight to overturn the conviction, says, “In this case, although justice was delayed it was not denied!”