PHILADELPHIA (AP) — A judge in Philadelphia has denied Meek Mill’s request for a new trial and the removal of another judge from the rapper’s case.
Judge Leon Tucker told Mill in a Wednesday hearing that he doesn’t have jurisdiction over the matter.
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court ordered Mill’s release from prison last month where he was serving a two- to four-year sentence on a probation violation related to a decade-old gun and drug conviction.
Mill’s lawyers want Judge Genece Brinkley removed from his case. They allege she’s been waging a vendetta against the rapper, including sending him to prison for the probation violations.
She has strongly defended her impartiality.
Prosecutors say they believe Mill should get a new trial because of questions raised about the credibility of his arresting officer.