Drug convictions overturned for 10 framed by Chicago police sergeant: 'He took everything from me' | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Drug convictions overturned for 10 framed by Chicago police sergeant: 'He took everything from me'

A Cook County judge Monday morning overturned the drug convictions of 10 men who joined a growing list of people who in recent years have have been exonerated after being framed by disgraced former Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts.

One by one, nine of the men, all African-American, filed into Cook County Circuit Judge LeRoy Martin Jr.’s courtroom and stood before him as prosecutors filed a motion to vacate their convictions. The men had all served time in prison because of the false charges, their attorneys said. Martin granted each motion after a brief hearing. The 10th man, who was in police custody on an unrelated matter, was later brought into the court to have his conviction overturned, his attorneys said.

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