Arresting Cop In Meek Mill Case Suspected Of Racial Bias & Abuse

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Last November, Mill was sentenced to 2-4 years in prison due to parole violations, igniting controversy and a public debate about sentencing. The Post-Conviction Relief Act petition, obtained by Pitchfork, is targeting the credibility of a police officer involved in Mill's 2007 arrest on drug and gun charges.

Graham's, the officer who arrested Mill in 2007, name is allegedly on the list, according to the report. "Stante, who hails from Slovenia, gave jailed rapper Meek Mill a strong showing of support on the worldwide stage after flashing a "#FreeMeekMill" sign on the back of his snowboard.

Former narcotics officer Jeffrey Walker stated that he would actually steal with Graham while they were both on the force. According to Gibson, Mill never pointed a gun at Graham or anyone else and Graham only claimed that Mill did so once he was in custody. Sources told The Philadelphia Inquirer Tuesday that Graham, who retired from the department previous year, was included on the list.

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Meek Mill's attorney is trying to get the rapper's conviction overturned after the police officer who originally arrested him featured on a list of "tainted" cops compiled by the District Attorney.

The Philadelphia District Attorney's office kept a list of police officers "with a history of lying, racial bias, or brutality" to keep them from testifying in court, The Philadelphia Inquirer reports. Walker also claimed that Graham fabricated the probable cause for search warrants and lied about the justification for warrantless searches. Graham was the sole witness who testified in Meek's original trial. If charges aren't withdrawn or dismissed voluntarily, Mill's attorneys are seeking a new trial. Among other things, he claimed that Graham "frequently stole" money found during searches and "often beat people he considered suspects".

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