Prosecutors in Philadelphia are not opposed to the release of rapper Meek Mill while he appeals a probation violation sentence.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has submitted a filing to Mill’s lawyers stating that “there is a strong showing of likelihood” of his conviction being reversed, in whole or in part.
Philadelphia DA Larry Krasner also didn’t oppose the rapper’s move for bail.
This comes after retired Philadelphia Police Officer Reginald Graham is accused of lying about Mill’s 2007 arrest.
Prior to this year, Graham’s name was on a list maintained by the DA’s Office of officers whose credibility was in question.
“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,” said Joe Tacopina, lawyer for Mill.
Last November, Mill was sentenced to two to four years in state prison for probation violations on a nearly a 10-year-old gun charge.