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 100 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.
- Background on police misconduct and lack of city action
- Press conference: 88 petitioners and 100 convictions (July 2021)
- Stories & exhibits from the victims of Watts’ team
- Photos from the press conference on July 20, 2021