Philadelphia District Attorney agrees to give rapper Meek Mill a new hearing

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Rapper Meek Mill could be headed for a new trial, according to the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office.

Meek Mill was sent to prison by Brinkley in November 2017 for 2-4 years for probation violations.

Philly.com adds that Brinkley planned another hearing for June and "refused to hear arguments from Mill's attorneys that he should be let out on bail".

The behind-the-scenes legal drama surrounding imprisoned rapper Meek Mill continues to build.

This is not the first time that Judge Brinkley denied Mill his freedom.

Spokesman Ben Waxman explained that the prosecutor's office chose to the granting of a new trial "because of the questions regarding credibility of this arresting officer" The officer is one of the police officers that the prosecutor's office has been sought to keep the stand off in many cases across the town due of credibility concerns.

One of Mill's lawyers, Brian McMonagle, said in court that team would be "filing motions with higher courts Monday seeking to secure Mill's release "immediately".

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The district attorney's office said in a statement that there are "questions about the credibility" of the officer who arrested Mill and others over the years.

Earning the backing of the Philadelphia District Attorney's office was a considerable victory for Mill's team nonetheless.

A police spokesman said that the office had no comment on the arresting officer allegations.

Still, supporters of Meek Mill, who had previously scheduled a rally outside the courthouse during the hearing, greeted the news with cheers.

Mill's incarceration has become a cause celebre, with celebrities offering their support and recent prison visits from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney, a Democrat.

"I miss my daddy very much", Papi stated. Mill's lawyers have unsuccessfully appealed the sentence multiple times and have called for Brinkley to recuse herself from the case. She didn't do it during Monday's day in court.

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