Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's team formally presented motions to vacate the convictions of six individuals as part of the office's ongoing review of the misconduct of corrupt former Chicago Police Sergeant Ronald Watts.
Via a Zoom hearing on Dec. 15, Cook County Judge Leroy K. Martin Jr., granted motions for these six individuals vacating six convictions tied to Watts.
Since Foxx took office in December 2016, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office (CCSAO) has reversed 100 cases involving Watts.
According to USA Today, Watts and his colleague, officer Kallatt Mohammed, were arrested in 2012 when they tried to shake down a drug dealer who was an FBI informant. The two pled guilty to federal charges in 2013. Watts was sentenced to 22 months, while Mohammed received 18 months.