THE IMPACT.

Despite the circumstances of his arrest – and despite never committing a crime – Meek has been on probation his entire adult life, and has been sent back to jail multiple times for minor technical violations, including for “popping a wheelie” on a dirt bike and performing a concert without the proper travel pre-approvals.
For years, Meek has been subject to the whims of a biased judge who has continually imposed unjustified sentences in order to keep him under her control. Outside of his career, Meek has been unreasonably deprived of spending quality time with his family, including his mother who had spent time in the hospital and his 6-year-old son.
TIMELINE
WRONGFUL ARREST
JANUARY 2007
Meek Mill was 19 years – old when he was wrongfully arrested for gun and drug charges in Philadelphia.
THE DEFENSE
AUGUST 2008
At his trial, Meek testified in his own defense and maintained his innocence on all but one of the charges. Meek’s arresting officer, who has since been discredited, was the lone witness in the case.
THE SENTENCE
JANUARY 2009
Meek was ultimately convicted and sentenced to 11-23 months in prison with eight years of probation, which has been unreasonably extended through 2023.
NEW EVIDENCE
Significant irregularities exist regarding Meek’s initial arrest, including newly- discovered evidence indicating that the arresting officer lied on the affidavit used to obtain the search warrant, and at trial.
ARRESTING OFFICER
Several years after the trial, the arresting officer was investigated by federal authorities for corrupt behavior in several cases, including falsifying evidence, physical assault, perjury and theft. The arresting officer took and failed an FBI polygraph test in 2014.
INTERNAL AFFAIRS
In 2017, following an internal affairs hearing, the Philadelphia Police Department found the officer guilty of Conduct Unbecoming for engaging in criminal conduct and lying during an investigation and unanimously called for his dismissal from the force. He then resigned in disgrace
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