On Monday (Dec. 4), Meek Mill’s request for bail was denied.
For the last month, Meek’s team of lawyers filed appeals to have him freed on bail and also requested that Judge Genece Brinkley recuse herself from the case. According to NBC Philadelphia, Brinkley’s decision to deny Meek’s bail stems from her belief that he’s a “danger to the community” and a flight risk.
In a statement, Meek’s attorney, Joe Tacopina says: “We are very disappointed with Judge Brinkley’s decision to deny Mr. Williams bail, which continues her long pattern of unfair treatment of him.”
He adds: “As stated on multiple occasions, he has never missed a previous court date in this case and poses absolutely no threat to the community, which makes him an ideal candidate for bail – a conclusion the Commonwealth did not oppose. We intend to immediately appeal this decision, so Mr. Williams can be released from prison on bail while we continue to work to overturn this wrongful and unjust sentence.”