Judge Denies Meek Mill Request For Bail, Says 'Court Committed No Error'

Kristen Johanson
April 02, 2018 - 7:22 pm
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PHILADELPHIA (KYW Newsradio) -- The judge at the center of the Meek Mill case has denied the Philadelphia rapper's request for bail, and says she will not remove herself from the case.  

In the court filing, Judge Genece Brinkley says the Post-Conviction Relief Act petition comes too late, and the defense has provided only hearsay evidence, taken from a newspaper article.

The order comes more than a month after Mill's defense team filed the request, in which Mill's attorneys provided sworn statements from two former police officers who say the cop who arrested Mill in 2007, Reginald Graham, lied during Mill's trial.

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Brinkley, though, says those two officers were "disgraced," and that the Philadelphia Inquirer article Mill's defense team points to is hearsay evidence.

The judge also filed an opinion, in which she says she "committed no error" and refused to remove herself from the case.

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"The court has repeatedly told the defendant that he cannot demand special treatment just because he has chosen to be an entertainer," she wrote. 

An attorney for the rapper says the ruling "simply reaffirms" that Judge Brinkley has turned Meek Mill's case into a personal vendetta. 

An appeal petition remains in the state's Supreme Court.