Lawyers for the rapper Meek Mill thinks he should be released from prison after a new report revealed possible police misconduct involving his arresting officer.
The Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office compiled a secret list of police officers who’ve been accused of lying, racial bias, brutality or abuse of power in order to stop them from testifying in court, according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Reginald V. Graham’s, the officer who arrested Mill in 2007, name is allegedly on the list, according to the report. He retired from the force last year.
The list hasn’t been made public and doesn’t provide specifics on what Graham did, but his former partner testified in a deposition that he and Graham used to steal together.
“I would steal with Reggie Graham,” former officer Jeffrey Walker told the Inquirer. “There was stealing in that whole squad, but these are the people I was basically breaking bread with.”
Meek Mill is currently serving a two to four-year sentence after a probation violation, stemming from his 2007 arrest, landed him back in prison.
Meek’s legal team said they will be launching a bid to free him, according to Page Six.
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Teddy is a multimedia journalist who serves as the culture and political writer for EBONY. His work has appeared in NBC's Owned and Operated stations, as well as DNAInfo, which covered local neighborhood news in New York City. He received his Masters in Journalism from the Craig Newmark School of Journalism at CUNY in 2017.