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: Federal Government Investigating Texas' Ban On School Mask Mandates
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: DFW Airport Tests Free 'Fast Pass' Program Allowing Travelers To Skip To Front Of TSA Checkpoint
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: Emergency Data Program RapidSOS Partners With Uber To Save Lives
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