Judge Denies Meek Mill Request for New Trial, Judge Removal

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.

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