According to NBC10 Philadelphia, Meek Mill's legal team has announced that the Philadelphia District Attorney has agreed to give Meek Mill a new hearing. Mill, 30, has been in prison since November for a parole violation, on charges that stem from 2008.
The city's DA believes Mill - who has controversially been behind bars since November due to a probation violation - deserves to have his case heard in court again, and that his original gun and drug charges from a 2008 arrest should be dismissed.
Numerous figures have demonstrated their solidarity with Meek Mill, including Al Sharpton, Colin Kaepernick, and Drake. However, Judge Brinkley did not sign off, and, instead, scheduled a hearing on the matter for June. Attorney Brian McMonagle said they will reach out to a higher court to get him released.
The district attorney's office said in a statement that there are "questions about the credibility" of the officer who arrested Mill and others over the years. "Our office also holds the position that we do not oppose Mr. Mill being released on bail while his appeals are being considered". The DA also stated in open court that the prior DA was aware that Officer Graham was untrustworthy as far back as 2005, which was never disclosed to Meek's defense team.
Meek Mill's mother, grandmother and 6-year-old son, Papi, were on hand at the rally outside the courthouse, which erupted into cheers after the district attorney's announcement but went silent when it was learned Mill would remain behind bars for now.
Mill's incarceration is getting a important cause celebre, with celebrities that provide their support and jail visits from New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft, Philadelphia 76ers co-owner Michael Rubin and Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney. They have called to recuse herself and also have resisted the sentence a few occasions. For now, the ball is in her court.