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5 more convictions tied to corrupt Chicago cop thrown out

CHICAGO — Five more convictions tied to a corrupt Chicago police officer were thrown out Thursday.

Prosecutors said in court they are still in the middle of an ongoing review of the other cases — all connected to convicted former Chicago police sergeant Ronald Watts and his team. 

Over the course of a decade, Watts and his unit framed and shook down residents in Chicago’s Ida B Wells housing complex, planting drugs on those who did not pay up.

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