7 More People Framed By Corrupt Former Cop Ronald Watts ExoneratedCook County prosecutors will ask a judge to vacate the convictions of six men and one woman falsely arrested by former Chicago Police Sgt. Ronald Watts and officers under his command.
Charges Dropped Against Suspect In Brutal Beating Of Family At Six Flags Great America 'Fright Fest'Just as his trial was about to begin, Lake County prosecutors dropped charges against a man accused of beating a family after cutting in line at Six Flags Great America last fall. Prosecutors said the victims were unable to testify, but charges might be refiled later.
18 More Men Cleared Of Convictions Tied To Corrupt Former Police Sgt. Ronald WattsA judge has cleared drug convictions from the records of 18 more men who were arrested by a corrupt former Chicago police sergeant and his team.
Prosecutors To Drop Charges Against 18 More Men Whose Convictions Are Tied To Corrupt Officer Ronald WattsEighteen men convicted of various drug charges will be exonerated next week, when Cook County prosecutors plan to drop charges tied to corrupt former police officer Ronald Watts.
Man Allegedly Framed By Corrupt Cop Ronald Watts Being Released From JailAnthony McDaniels was arrested on gun charges in 2008 and began serving a sentence in Stateville Prison in Joliet that year. He is being released Monday.
Prosecutors Drop Charges Against Man Who Spent 22 Years In Prison For MurderCook County prosecutors on Tuesday dropped murder charges against Thomas Sierra – the latest conviction to collapse in the wake of disastrous testimony by retired Chicago Police detective Reynaldo Guevara.
Prosecutors Believe 2 Men Committed Double Murder, But Drop ChargesFor nearly two decades, Gabriel Solache and Arturo DeLeon-Reyes had maintained that they were beaten into giving confessions that were the only evidence against them in the 1998 murder of Jacinta and Mariano Soto.
Charges Dropped For Men Who Served Time For 1995 MurdersAll charges have been dropped against four men who — while still teenagers — confessed to participating in a 1995 double murder at a car dealership on the Southwest Side.
Charges Dropped Against CBS News Journalist Arrested At Canceled Trump RallyThe joint Chicago Police-State Police statement said the decision to drop the charges against CBS network journalist Sopan Deb was made after a “methodical review” of video and interviews with the troopers and officers involved.
Cook County Prosecutors Drop Drug Charges In Crooked-Cop CaseProsecutors dropped the charges against Ben Baker, 43, who was convicted in the case nearly a decade ago, based in part on the testimony of crooked Chicago cop Ronald Watts.
Chicago Cop Sues Sergeant Who Accused Him Of Sexual AssaultOfficer Juan Belmontes filed the lawsuit Monday. In April 2013, Belmontes was charged with sexually assaulting a Chicago Police sergeant while at an apartment in Woodlawn. Three weeks after the charges were filed and Belmontes posted a $2,500 bond, the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office declined to further prosecute him.
Suit: Man Spent 21 Months In Jail On Fabricated Murder ChargeA South Side man who spent nearly two years in jail on a murder charge is suing six members of the Chicago Police Department who, a new lawsuit says, willfully disregarded evidence that would have exonerated him almost immediately.
Freed Inmate Sues Northwestern, Others For $40M For Coercing False ConfessionA 64-year-old man who was freed from prison last year, after prosecutors dropped charges in a 1982 double murder case, has filed a $40 million lawsuit against Northwestern University, accusing a former professor and his team of railroading him into a false confession.
Feds Drop Bank Fraud Charges, State Rep. Ford Pleads Guilty To Tax ChargeIn a rare and surprising move, federal prosecutors have dropped 17 felony bank fraud charges against state Rep. La Shawn Ford (D-Chicago), and allowed him to plead guilty instead to a single misdemeanor tax charge.
Former Joliet Man Coming Home After Honduras Drops Smuggling ChargesA former Joliet resident who was held for nearly two months in a prison in Honduras has been freed and is on his way out of the country, after the government dropped weapons charges against him and other crew members of a salvage ship.