Philadelphia emcee Meek Mill has been making a lot of headlines lately. Since his two-to-four-year prison sentence which was handed down in November for probation violations on a 10-year-old gun charge, Meek has become the poster child for injustice, drawing support from the public and high power figures. Now, according to a filing to Meek’s legal team from the Philly District Attorney’s office, it appears that Meek will be home sooner rather than later.
According to CBS Philly, Meek’s legal team received a filing from the DA’s office stating that “there is a strong showing of likelihood” that his conviction will be reversed, either fully or partially. Furthermore, Philly DA Larry Krasner did not oppose Meek’s move for bail.
This turn of events comes after it was found that retired Philadelphia police officer Reginald Graham may have been lying about Meek’s 2007 arrest. Graham’s name has been on the DA’s office’s list of officers whose “credibility was in question.”
Meeks’ lawyer, Joe Tacopina, said, “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.”
Meek’s mother, Kathy Williams, also expressed gratitude saying, “I would like to thank the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office for carefully evaluating my son’s matter and not opposing the request for bail. The fact that Robert’s entire conviction could be overturned is a blessing and I pray that God gives Judge Brinkley the wisdom to make the right decision and allow my son to return home to his family. I truly believe justice will prevail.”
To read Meek’s exclusive interview with Rolling Stone from behind the wall, click here.