Meek Mill Could Have Sentence Overturned Due To Possible Police Corruption

Meek Mill Could Have Sentence Overturned Due To Possible Police Corruption

Meek Mill has been receiving support from all directions as he fights his current two-to-four year sentencing for violating his probation.

Meek's legal team has filed a Post-Conviction Relief Act petition on the basis that Graham was lying during his testimony. Graham claimed that he witnessed Williams selling drugs and, when police made the move to arrest, pointed a gun at officers.

Mill's legal team have also accused trial judge Genece Brinkley of bias, saying that she handed Mill prison time after the rapper laughed off her request for a shout-out in a song, and snubbed her suggestion to dump his management team at JAY-Z's Roc Nation firm and sign with Philadelphia music figure Charlie Mack. Gibson said that Mill took a gun out of his waistband to discard it and didn't aim it at anyone. Former narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker said he "would steal" with Graham.

According to the Inquirer story, Graham, who retired from the force previous year, testified at Meek's 2008 trial that he had watched Meek sell what was later determined to be crack.

Unnamed sources told that Reginald V. Graham, a now-retired cop who arrested Mill in 2007, is among the names on the list.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office kept a list of police officers "with a history of lying, racial bias, or brutality" to keep them from testifying in court, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports.

Meek Mill's attorney is trying to get the rapper's conviction overturned after the police officer who originally arrested him featured on a list of "tainted" cops compiled by the District Attorney. Among other things, he claimed that Graham "frequently stole" money found during searches and "often beat people he considered suspects".

Additionally, TMZ's documents reveal Graham admitted to another officer that he was violent with Meek during his arrest more than a decade ago.