The Ima Boss star was sentenced to two-to-four years behind bars in November (17) for violating his probation relating to a 2008 drug and gun bust. Meek's team filed the Post-Conviction Relief Act petition because Officer Reginald Graham, the sole witness on the 2008 drug and weapons case that he's still on probation for, is on a recently-exposed list of police officers who can't be considered credible witnesses.
But according to docs, obtained by TMZ, Graham's testimony against Meek should be thrown out. because another officer, Gerold Gibson, says Graham lied when he said Meek pointed a gun at him.
Meek Mill's legal team hope to get the rapper out of jail, stating his sentence was the result of unreliable testimony.
According to the Inquirer story, Graham, who retired from the force a year ago, testified at Meek's 2008 trial that he had watched Meek sell what was later determined to be crack.
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According to Billboard, the new petition also cites sworn affidavits by two former Philly cops turned private investigators which the petition claims call into question the credibility of Graham's original testimony. Jay-Z and Al Sharpton are among other public figures to advocate on the rapper's behalf, arguing racial bias played a role in Mill's sentencing.
Former narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker stated that he would actually steal with Graham while they were both on the force.
Meek's attorneys are a new trial on the original charges, if charges are not withdrawn or dismissed voluntarily.
Meek Mill's legal team is launching a breakthrough bid to free the jailed rapper after it was revealed the police officer who arrested him was secretly on a DA's list of cops suspected of framing suspects and lying in court. The report claims Graham frequently stole money during arrests and beat up suspects.