According to reports, Judge Genece Brinkley, the same judge who sentenced him to prison granted the rapper a post-conviction hearing based on possible corruption during Meek’s original case back in 2008.
This comes after Mill’s attorneys filed a Post-Conviction Relief Act petition, calling into question his original arrest. It was suspected that Meek’s original arrest from back in 2007 may have been compromised by corruption.
The Philadelphia Inquirer reported that the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office maintained a secret list of suspect police officers who could not be considered credible witnesses for months, and Reginald Graham, the sole testifying officer during Meek’s 2008 trial, was on the list.
Confirming the post-conviction, Meek’s lawyer told Philly Voice: “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,” his lawyer said. “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.”
Meek Mill will return to court on April 16.