More drug convictions tossed by a judge Chicago
More drug convictions tossed by a judge in Chicago cop scandal.
A judge of Cook Country threw out the felony drug convictions of 12 men who were framed by a disgraced former police sergeant of Chicago. The number has raised to 94 overturned convictions that are linked to a massive scheme to shake down residents in one of the most impoverished communities of the city. In 2017, 15 black men were locked up because they refused to pay former Sgt. Ronald Watts to get their convictions vacated.
Since then, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office has returned to court to vacate the convictions of some 75 African Americans. Some of them were convicted more than once. The prosecutors think that the number can go higher. Foxx said in a statement that they are reviewing more cases and providing legal remedies to those who were wrongfully convicted.