Meek Mill's conviction thrown out, granted new trial
Rapper Meek Mill departs after a hearing at a Pennsylvania appeals court in Philadelphia, Tuesday, July 16, 2019. A unanimous three-judge opinion Wednesday grants the rapper a new trial. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke)
(Philadelphia) — A Pennsylvania appeals court has thrown out rapper Meek Mill’s decade-old conviction in a drug and gun case.
The unanimous three-judge opinion Wednesday grants the rapper born Robert Williams 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.
Prosecutors could choose to drop the case.
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.