Philadelphia, PA – The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office has reportedly filed new documents with the Pennsylvania Superior Court to request a new trial for Meek Mill.
According to TMZ, the paperwork was filed on Wednesday (May 22) and states Judge Genece Brinkley’s appearance of bias has been evident throughout his case, which the D.A. says should yield a new trial with a different judge.
In the docs, the D.A. cites a surprise visit Brinkley made to a homeless shelter where Meek was doing court-ordered community service and explains that’s a probation officer’s job. The docs assert Brinkley also “abused her discretion” when she sentenced him to two to four years in prison for “technical violations” of his probation.
Despite the controversy surrounding Meek’s case, Brinkley has repeatedly refused to recuse herself from it, leading many to believe she has some kind of personal vendetta against the 32-year-old rapper.
Meek walked out of Chester State Prison in April 2018. Last June, Meek appealed and asked for a new trial, but Brinkley refused.
Since his release, Meek has dropped a No. 1 album, Championships, and co-founded the REFORM Alliance with JAY-Z. The nonprofit organization’s mission is to “reform the criminal justice system by lobbying for change in its laws and policies, beginning with probation and parole.”
Patriots owner Robert Kraft, 76ers owner Michael G. Rubin and other prominent leaders have contributed over $50 million to the organization.