“He was asking for people to pay a tax, if you will … He really carried himself as the top dog in that neighborhood, and people who didn’t comply had cases put on them.” USA Today: A corrupt Chicago cop destroyed hundreds of lives. Now victims want justice. “Nearly 200 people who have been cleared of charges tied to former Sgt. Ronald Watts and his Chicago Police Department team. It’s the largest series of exonerations in the city’s history.”