It looks like Meek Mill has just gotten the legal outcome he was fighting for.
On Wednesday (July 24), Meek used his Instagram account to announce that he’s no longer on probation. “As of right now I’m not on probation and I am not a felon anymore today was mega!!!”
For his post, Meek screenshotted an article from Philadelphia’s local Fox affiliate, Fox 29, which reported that the rapper was granted a new trial for his 2008 g-u-n and d-r u-g-s conviction after he appeared in front of the Pennsylvania Superior Court last week.
Meek had been in court in an effort to have his 2008 g u n and d r -u -gs conviction overturned and get a new trial without the involvement of Judge Genece Brinkley, who was presiding over his case. Brinkley denied Meek’s attempt to overturn the convi-ction in July 2018 and has long been acc-used of being bia-s-ed against the rapper. Now, he will get a new trial, and prosecutors could even decide not to pursue the cha-rges against him anymore.
In a statement, Meek speaks more on the news while also giving thanks to people that supported him through this whole ordeal.
“I’d like to thank the Pennsy-lvania Superior Co-urt judges for their wisdom and transparency in reviewing my ca-se, unani-mously overturning my conviction and gran-ting me a new trial,” Meek says in the statement. “The past 11 years have been men-tally and emoti-onally chall-enging, but I’m ecs-tatic that jus-tice prevailed. This positive outcome wouldn’t have been possible without the support of my family, my attorneys, Jay-Z, Desiree Perez, Michael Rubin, the Philadelphia Dist-rict Attorney’s Office and my supporters who have stood with me through the ups and downs. Unfortunately, millions of people are dealing with similar issues in our country and don’t have the resources to fight back like I did. We need to continue supporting them. I’m committed to working with my team at the Reform Alliance to change these outdated la-ws and fix our broken cri mi nal jus tice sy stem.”
Meek’s request to overturn the original 2008 case stems from the cont-roversy surrounding his arr e s ting officer Reginald Gr aham. Graham has been implicated in multiple po l-ice corr-uption sc-an- dals in the city of Philadelphia. He reportedly testified that Meek had pointed a g u -n at officers when he was arr-est -ed, and when Meek denied the cla-ims, Graham’s partner, Jerold Gibson, corro-borated Meek’s side of the story.
Other ca-ses involving Graham have since been over-turned since news of his corruption scan-dals came out. In June 2018, Judge Brinkley denied the M M G rapper’s effort to get a new trial.
See Meek’s IG post for yourself below.