Judge Tosses Out 18 Convictions Tied To Corrupt Former CPD Sergeant | WBEZ
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Judge Tosses Out 18 Convictions Tied To Corrupt Former CPD Sergeant

A Cook County judge tossed out 18 convictions on Thursday that were tied to corrupt former Chicago police Sergeant Ronald Watts. That makes a total of 26 vacated convictions that began with arrests by Watts or officers he supervised. The sergeant and one of those other cops went to federal prison. At least seven others remain with the police department. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Thursday that when he gets more information, he might pull them off the streets.

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