83 people await potential exoneration in cases tied to disgraced former CPD sergeant Ronald Watts

One hundred and fifteen people have had their convictions tied to Watts dismissed, but others are still waiting to clear their names.

Josh Tepfer
Attorney Joshua Tepfer talks to reporters Nov. 16, 2017, at Cook County’s Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, after a judge threw out the convictions of 15 of his clients who say corrupt former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts manufactured evidence that sent them to prison. Teresa Crawford / AP
Josh Tepfer
Attorney Joshua Tepfer talks to reporters Nov. 16, 2017, at Cook County’s Leighton Criminal Court Building in Chicago, after a judge threw out the convictions of 15 of his clients who say corrupt former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts manufactured evidence that sent them to prison. Teresa Crawford / AP

83 people await potential exoneration in cases tied to disgraced former CPD sergeant Ronald Watts

One hundred and fifteen people have had their convictions tied to Watts dismissed, but others are still waiting to clear their names.

It’s one of the most shameful chapters in Chicago police history. For a decade, a unit led by former police sergeant Ronald Watts terrorized residents of the Ida B. Wells housing project on the city’s south side, fabricating charges and planting evidence.

Reset has the latest on what’s becoming Cook County’s largest-ever exoneration.

GUESTS: Kim Foxx, Cook County State’s Attorney; Clarissa Glenn; Joshua Tepfer, attorney for the Exoneration Project