Meek Mill’s Conviction Thrown Out, Granted New Trial

Meek Mill’s Conviction Thrown Out, Granted New Trial

A Pennsylvania appeals court has thrown out rapper Meek Mill’s (real name Robert Mill) decade-old conviction in a drug and gun case.

Meek responded to the news on social media.

The unanimous three-judge opinion Wednesday grants him a new trial because of new evidence of alleged police corruption.

The Pennsylvania Superior Court also overturned the trial judge’s parole violation findings that sent the entertainer back to prison in 2017 for five months.

Philadelphia District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office has said it will not call the police officer who was the sole prosecution witness because of new doubts about his credibility.

Authored by: Kellie Williams