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More men framed by corrupt ex-Chicago cop have convictions tossed

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Feb 11, 2019 5:07 PM 2+ mon ago

More men framed by corrupt ex-cop have convictions tossed

More men framed by corrupt ex-Chicago cop have convictions tossed

Chicago -- A judge has overturned the drug convictions of 10 more men who were framed by a disgraced former Chicago police sergeant. A Cook County judge granted motions Monday filed by prosecutors to vacate the men's convictions.

Dozens of others have already been exonerated after alleging they had drugs planted on them or were otherwise framed after refusing to pay former Sgt. Ronald Watts or his tactical team. The exonerees said Watts and his team terrorized them in or near the former Ida B. Wells housing project in Bronzeville between 2003 and 2008, CBS Chicago reported.

Prosecutors have said Watts and the officers under his command routinely planted evidence and fabricated charges in order to further their own gun and drug trade, CBS Chicago reported. Watts and another officer were arrested in 2012 ...

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