Meek Mill has been denied his Post Conviction Relief Act request for freedom, TMZ reports. The ruling comes again from Judge Genece Brinkley, who's been accused of being biased against the Philadelphia rapper by his legal team, and petitioned to be removed from his case. The petition still stands.
According to Uproxx, Judge Brinkley claimed in her denial that Meek Mill's 2-4 sentence was "not manifestly excessive." In a statement, Meek Mill's lawyer, Joe Tacopina, pointed out that the ruling goes against both the governor of Pennsylvania and the District Attorney's recommendation that he be released on bail.
“This ruling from Judge Genece Brinkley simply reaffirms the fact she has turned Meek Mill’s case into a personal vendetta," the statement reads. "In spite of the recommendations from the Philadelphia District Attorney’s office, which was supported by Governor Tom Wolf, the judge continues to stand alone in supporting Officer Reginald Graham’s perjured testimony as well as his criminal behavior that has been documented. Fortunately, we have already filed petitions with the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to secure his release and we remain hopeful that the Court will right this injustice very soon.”