While it was rumored earlier in the week that Meek Mill would be released from prison in the coming days, his lawyer ultimately shot down those reports.
“As far as I know there is no truth to those reports,” Joe Tacopina told the Philly Voice on the speculation that Meek would be freed on Monday, April 16th. Rather, Meek does have another hearing scheduled for that day. This comes after District Attorney Larry Krasner has supported Meek’s release, saying that he will not oppose his release on bail should he be granted an appeal.
Meek recently gave a phone interview to NBC News’ Lester Holt, where he opened up on his decade-long ordeal.
“I wouldn’t have believed that I would be on probation this long,” he says. “I talk about they gave me 10 years of probation and I know, almost for sure in my mind, this will bring me back to prison.”
The entire piece can be seen below.
Meek also spoke to Page Six about the case as well.
“I am a political prisoner,” he states. “Yes, I’m frustrated there’s no way in a million years I could get a fair trial in front of this judge…Yeah, I am angry, but I am a prisoner of politics – me being in this situation, has brought light to the people who are serving time because of other corrupt cops.”
He also speaks on the initial arrest, and the suspicious circumstances surrounding it.
“In the middle of a full-blown raid, do you believe that I could point a gun at two officers, when there’s 10 other officers in attendance with firearms in the air?
“Do you believe in America that I could point a gun at two officers and not be killed or at least shot at? They are trained… to shoot into the target and neutralize, that’s why you are seeing young Black men who are shot 20 times, 15 times, for reaching for their cellphone in their pocket or running from police.”
It was later revealed that Reggie Graham, the cop who arrested Meek and the chief witness against him in court, was revealed to be on the Philadelphia district attorney’s list of accused “tainted” cops who had “a history of lying, racial bias, or brutality.”