‘Exoneration Day’: Families Celebrate Mass Exoneration

“For Chicago, this was Exoneration Day.”— Marissa Perlman, CBS 2 News “A mass exoneration event like no other.”— Charlie Wojciechowski, NBC 5 News “A monumental day for the Illinois justice system.”— Irika Sargent, CBS 2 News On August 9, 2022, exonerees, families and supporters celebrated the unprecedented mass exoneration of eight wrongfully convicted victims of…

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Watts Team Scandal

Disgraced former Chicago Police Sergeant Ronald Watts and his team of corrupt officers are responsible for hundreds of false drug convictions. To date, more than 200 such convictions have been thrown out in the largest mass exoneration in Chicago history. Those victims, later adjudicated innocent, were sentenced to over 274 years in prison. Joshua Tepfer,…

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