Meek Mill Denied New Trial

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Meek Mill won’t be getting a new trial. 

Judge Genece Brinkley denied his motion, despite prosecutors acknowledging he should get one.

Judge Brinkley said, "After an in-depth review of the record, court history, notes of testimony, and evidence submitted at the evidentiary hearing, this court hereby denies defendant's petition for PCRA relief as defendant failed to meet his burden of proof."

The judge still made that decision even though the D.A. repeatedly stated Meek deserved a new trial due to the fact his arresting officer is at the center of a massive Philadelphia police corruption scandal. The judge basically dismissed the notion the cop who arrested Meek, Officer Graham, is "dirty" because the fellow officer who fingered him isn't credible. In other words, Graham can't be dirty because another dirty cop said he is. 

She also dismissed the fact Graham failed a polygraph test about pocketing money, adding even if you believe Graham was a dirty cop, she believes it would not have changed the jury's guilty verdict in 2008. 

Meek's attorney said, "Judge Brinkley made clear during the hearing on June 18th that she had already decided the matter. We continue to believe that this miscarriage of justice will be corrected upon further review, and that the public’s confidence in the impartiality of the judicial system in Pennsylvania will be restored."

Source: TMZ

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