Meek Mill's in prison now because he violated the terms of probation on drug and gun charges that were brought over a decade ago
It all started in 2007 when Mill was arrested by Philadelphia police officer Reginald V. Graham.
Today, there's a report in the Philadelphia Inquirer about a secret list of suspected corrupt cops that the Philadelphia District Attorney's Office put together last year. The list is to help prosecutors decide whether to put a cop on the stand. If a cop is on the list, they need special permission to testify.
Graham, who recently retired from the force after 22 years and over 400 arrests, is on that list.
There are no specific reasons given for why an officer would be on the list, and their disciplinary records are sealed.
However, the Inquirer was able to find a sworn deposition from Graham's former partner which implicated Graham in corruption.
“I would steal with Reggie Graham,” said former narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker, who was convicted of police corruption and spent two years in prison. “There was stealing in that whole squad, but these are the people I was basically breaking bread with.”
Meek's lawyer Joe Tacopina spoke to Complex today about the bombshell report.
"[Meek's] always maintained that he never possessed any drugs and that he never pointed a gun at any police officers," Tacopina told Complex. "He was beaten unconscious, so he knew this was the case, so he isn't surprised by it. Obviously, he's disappointed that the former District Attorney hid that information knowing that the only officer that testified against Meek—and made the allegations that he did against Meek—was someone on their so-called, do-not fly list."
"Across the justice system, there are many instances of people that are incarcerated being subsequently let out when police corruption is uncovered," Tacopina continued.. "This would certainly be one of those instances. I mean, there were 800 cases that were dismissed or overturned upon discovery of this group of officers who had been committing crimes, lying about circumstances of arrests, and falsifying documents. One of the officers is the same one who not only arrested Meek, but made allegations that Meek has always denied. This is the only one that testified against Meek."
Do you think this may finally be the break Meek is looking for?