MENU
component-ddb-728x90-v1-01-desktop

District attorney says Meek Mill conviction should be tossed

FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. A Philadelphia judge has sentenced rapper Mill to two to four years in state prison for violating probation in a nearly decade-old gun and drug case. Mill’s imprisonment on a probation violation has set off a flurry of legal appeals, criticism of the criminal justice system, newspaper opinion pieces, rallies, billboards and bus ads. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

A dance party has erupted in the streets outside a courthouse in Philadelphia as the city's district attorney says Meek Mill's convictions should be vacated and he should have a new trial.

The district attorney's announcement came during a hearing on Monday, but a judge is still refusing to release Mill on bail.

His lawyers say they will reach out to a higher court to get their client released.

Philadelphia-born Mill was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.

Mill's lawyers have unsuccessfully appealed the sentence multiple times and have called for Judge Genece Brinkley to recuse herself from the case.

A group of supporters are rallying outside of the courthouse and celebrated the announcement from the district attorney.

close video ad
Unmutetoggle ad audio on off

Trending