Josh Tepfer, petitioners, and supporters of the petition gather at the press conference on July 20, 2021 at the former site of Ida B. Wells Housing Project. Tepfer gestures toward the box of exhibits filed that day with the petition.

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.

 

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