Last week, prosecutors stated in court that Mill was entitled to a new trial and that they did not oppose his release on bail.Before Tuesday, none of those actions had led to Mill’s release because his case lay in the hands of Brinkley.His freedom was secured thanks to an order issued Tuesday afternoon by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court, which agreed to grant Mill “extraordinary relief” because of questions the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office recently expressed about the credibility of Mill’s arresting officer.
Late last month, the judge defended her handling of the case, saying: “This court committed no error.” The Supreme Court’s order Tuesday said that because the District Attorney’s Office had agreed to a new trial and did not oppose Mill’s release on bail, the rapper should immediately be released.
— Meek Mill (@Meek Mill) April 24, 2018 In the meantime, I plan to work closely with my legal team to overturn this unwarranted conviction and look forward to reuniting with my family and resuming my music career.
— Meek Mill (@Meek Mill) April 24, 2018 Mill’s lawyer, Joe Tacopina, said in a statement that he was “thrilled,” and that “Meek is excited to be reunited with his family, and we, along with Meek, intend to continue to shine the light on a justice system in need of reform to prevent any other citizen from being put through what Meek has endured.” Meek Mill has been imprisoned three times and found to have violated his parole twice since his arrest in Southwest Philadelphia in 2007 on drug and weapons charges.
To the Philly District Attorney’s office, I’m grateful for your commitment to justice.
I understand that many people of color across the country don’t have that luxury and I plan to use my platform to shine a light on those issues.