PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge in Philadelphia has denied Meek Mill’s petition for a new trial in his decade-old drug and gun convictions despite support for the request by the district attorney’s office.
The rapper’s attorneys cited credibility issues with a police officer who testified in his case. District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office agreed to the new trial, saying it had no confidence in the officer’s testimony.READ MORE: Some Dallas ISD Students Go Back To School In 1 Week
Judge Genece Brinkley said in an opinion Monday that Mill had not met his burden of proof in questioning the officer’s credibility.READ MORE: American Airlines Experiencing Fuel Shortages At Some Airports
A different Philadelphia judge has granted new trials in at least three other cases involving the officer’s testimony.
Brinkley sentenced Mill in November to 2 to 4 years in prison for violating probation. Mill served five months before the state Supreme Court ordered his release.MORE NEWS: Former President Trump Endorses Ken Paxton To Be Re-Elected As Texas Attorney General
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