Prosecutors unopposed to release of rapper Meek Mill

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Prosecutors unopposed to release of rapper Meek Mill
FILE - In this Nov. 6, 2017 file photo, rapper Meek Mill arrives at the criminal justice center in Philadelphia. The mother of jailed rapper Meek Mill is calling on Philadelphia's district attorney to "step in" and help her son. The Philadelphia Inquirer reports the plea by Kathy Williams came during a brief news conference Tuesday before the start of a criminal justice panel at the University of Pennsylvania. Williams strongly criticized the judge who sentenced Mill to two to four years in prison last fall for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case. (AP Photo/Matt Rourke, File)

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Prosecutors in Philadelphia say they aren’t opposed to the release of Meek Mill while he appeals a probation violation sentence, although a judge ultimately will decide whether the rapper is freed.

Mill was sentenced in November to two to four years in prison for violating probation on a roughly decade-old gun and drug case.

Prosecutors have confirmed that the arresting officer was among those prosecutors from the previous administration tried to keep off the witness stand because their credibility was in question.

Defense attorney Joe Tacopina said Wednesday he looks forward to the Philadelphia-born rapper’s release.

Mill’s mother, Kathy Williams, said she believes “justice will prevail.”