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Mass request to drop convictions related to disgraced Chicago police sergeant results in immediate step to dismiss five cases

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In all, more than 100 Watts-related convictions have been tossed out. Attorneys for the accusers have been presenting potentially eligible cases to Cook County prosecutors for their review, and until this year, petitioners’ attorneys and prosecutors had presented a largely united public front. The most recent “mass exoneration,” clearing out nine cases, was in February of this year.

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