Rapper Meek Mill remains in jail despite public outcry
A judge has denied rapper Meek Mill’s application for bail, claiming he’s a “danger to the community” and a “flight risk.”
Common Pleas Judge Genece Brinkley had sentenced Mill in November to two to four years for violating his probation despite prosecutors recommending no jail time.
His defense team alleged Brinkley made the case personal and assumed an “essentially prosecutorial” role.
Mill’s legal team filed appeals to have him freed on bail last month, and asked Brinkley to recuse herself after a nearly 10-year legal battle with the rapper.
“As stated on multiple occasions, he has never missed a previous court date in this case and poses absolutely no threat to the community, which makes him an ideal candidate for bail – a conclusion the Commonwealth did not oppose,” Mill’s attorney Joe Tacopina said in a statement.
“We intend to immediately appeal this decision, so Mr. Williams can be released from prison on bail while we continue to work to overturn this wrongful and unjust.”