15 men cleared in largest exoneration in Cook County
CHICAGO (WICS) —
Criminal charges for 15 former inmates, who claimed they were framed, were tossed out Thursday in Cook County.
The judge said their cases were tied to a corrupt South Side Chicago officer who was accused of manufacturing evidence during investigations.
In total 18 convictions were overturned.
This is the largest single day of exonerations in Cook County history.