Sergeant Alvin Jones, a veteran of the Chicago Police Department, has been stripped of his police powers and placed on administrative duty as part of an ongoing investigation into a CPD tactical team that operated on Chicago’s South Side. The investigation centers around a team that was headed by disgraced former Sergeant Ronald Watts, who was convicted in 2013 of stealing thousands of dollars from a drug courier who was an FBI informant. Jones was a longtime member of Watts’ tactical team.
So far, more than 100 criminal convictions have been overturned due to the misconduct of Watts and other officers on his team.
The Cook County States Attorney’s Office also wrote a letter to the Chicago Police Department saying it would no longer call Sergeant Jones as a witness in criminal trials due to concerns over his credibility. To read more, click here.