District attorney says Meek Mill conviction should be tossed

District attorney says Meek Mill conviction should be tossed

District attorney says Meek Mill conviction should be tossed

A dance party erupted in the streets outside a courthouse in Philadelphia Monday after the city's district attorney said rapper Meek Mill's convictions should be vacated and he should have a new trial.

The decision came during a status hearing that was held on Monday. It is the first time that the D.A. has acknowledged that the original arrest might have been questionably secured.

Mill is now serving a two- to four-year prison sentence for violating his parole stemming from a gun and drugs charge back in 2008. Instead, she scheduled a hearing for June, refusing to hear Meek's lawyers arguments that the rapper should be released on bail. His lawyers say they will reach out to a higher court to get their client out pending the trial.

Last week, Philadelphia Mayor Jim Kenney went to the state prison in Chester to visit Meek Mill.