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Rapper Meek Mill Could Avoid Charges in Bike Stunt if He Behaves, DA Says

By Gustavo Solis | October 12, 2017 11:17am
 Rapper Meek Mill was arrested for popping wheelies on an illegal dirt bike in Inwood on August 17. His case will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for six months and completes 30 hours of community service.
Rapper Meek Mill was arrested for popping wheelies on an illegal dirt bike in Inwood on August 17. His case will be dismissed if he stays out of trouble for six months and completes 30 hours of community service.
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MANHATTAN — Rapper Meek Mill, who was arrested in August for popping wheelies on an illegal dirt bike in Inwood, will dodge charges if stays out of trouble for six months, prosecutors said Thursday.

The reckless endangerment charge from Aug. 17 has been "adjourned in contemplation of dismissal," meaning that the case will be dropped if the Mill stays in line until March and completes 30 hours of community service, according to the Manhattan District Attorney's office.

Mill, whose given name is Robert Rihmeek Williams, has already completed about 20 hours of community service, prosecutors said.

His lawyer, Joe Tacopina did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Tacopina previously told the Daily News that officers arrested Mill because some members of law enforcement may not like seeing African-Americans succeed.

“He clearly was singled out because he’s a rapper. He’s a celebrity,” the lawyer told the tabloid.

“He’s a young African-American who has been very successful in this industry and maybe members of law enforcement don’t like it but he should still be treated like anyone else,” Tacopina added.

A police officer saw a video of Mill popping wheelies near other bikers, making right turns in a left-turn-only lane and changing lanes in front of oncoming traffic, according to the criminal complaint.