The Judge Leon Tucker said Wednesday that he is not entitled to the grant of Meek Mill’s request for a new trial, or to remove any other judge of the rapper’s case.
A judge in Philadelphia denied Meek Mill’s request to remove another judge from the rapper of the case on Wednesday, saying that he does not have jurisdiction over the matter.
General Means the Judge Leon Tucker told the Mill lawyers that only the state Supreme Court can decide the case.
“We have a judge that is wearing the same jacket that I wear, that is not recused themselves and have not disqualified themselves,” said Tucker. “I have not the power to do that. It’s as simple as that.”
Mill’s lawyers want Judge Genece Brinkley out of his case, claimed she is conducting a vendetta against the rapper, including sending him to jail for the probation violations. She has strongly defended her impartiality.
His lawyer said after the hearing that they would file a motion with the state high court
“Judge Tucker carefully considered our application to allot of this case,” said one of Mills’ attorneys, Joe Tacopina. ‘While he ultimately decided that he did not believe he had the authority to do so, we respectfully disagree and will immediately ask the Pennsylvania Supreme Court to reassign the case.”
The Pennsylvania Supreme court last month ordered Mill’s release from prison, where he was employed two to four years in prison on a probation violation in connection with a ten-year-old weapon and drug conviction.
Prosecutors have said they believe the Mill will get a new trial because of questions raised about the credibility of his arresting officer.