Meek Mill will have to wait a little bit longer before he finds out if his 2007 drug and gun case will be retried.
Last month, the 12-year-old case, which has kept Mill on probation, was thrown out by the Pennsylvania Superior Court, because the arresting officer Reginald Graham was accused of stealing money, something he’s denied.
District Attorney Larry Krasner’s office said they were in favor of the appeal and wouldn’t be calling Graham as a witness in a potential retrial.
Mill and his lawyer Brian McMonagle attended a hearing on Tuesday at the Criminal Justice Center in Center City, where McMonagle asked Judge Leon Tucker for more time to resolve the case.
The decision on whether it will be retried has now been pushed back to August 27, per The Associated Press, and Meek was released on his own recognizance.
And if the case does go to retrial, it’ll no longer have Judge Genece Brinkley presiding over it, who’s been removed and accused of having a personal vendetta against Mill.
She sentenced the rapper to 3-6 months in prison for probation violation in 2014 and in 2017 sentenced him to 2-4 years for the same offense.
“While we had hoped that this matter would end today, we remain confident that justice will prevail in Meek’s case once and for all,” said the rapper’s attorney Joe Tacopina about the date being pushed back.
The “Litty” rapper has become one of the faces of criminal justice reform since last year and has been working at changing parole and probation laws with his organization The Reform Alliance.
He’s also been honored several times for his work and received his own day in multiple U.S. cities.