Chicago cops who took bag of cash caught in FBI sting

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Chicago cops who took bag of cash caught in FBI sting
By msnbc.com and NBC News

Two Chicago police officers, allegedly thinking they were stealing more than $5,000 in cash from a drug courier, were arrested after it turned out they were being tracked in an undercover sting.

Sgt. Ronald Watts, 48, and Officer Kallat Mohammed, 47, were arrested Sunday night on federal charges alleging they stole $5,200 in government undercover funds on Nov. 21 from a homeless man who claimed to be a drug courier but was working as an FBI informant, reported NBCChicago.com.

The informant had a criminal record, and had been arrested by the officers before, according to a federal criminal complaint unsealed Monday. He wore a wire when he met up with the officers in November.

According to the complaint, Watts and Mohammed, who have worked for the Chicago Police Department for 18 and 14 years, respectively, had told the informant to alert them whenever a drug money transport was in progress.

Three days before the Nov. 21 incident, in a conversation that was wiretapped, the informant told Watts where he could come pick it up, CBS2 in Chicago reported. Watts allegedly then arranged for Mohammed to intercept the money, reported CBS2.

When Mohammed came to pick up the bag from the informant, it contained the cash and a court-authorized tracking device, according to the criminal complaint. Video surveillance then purportedly showed the informant asking Watts for a cut, and Watt allegedly handing over $400 for tipping them off.

"Who always takes care of you?" Watts allegedly asked as he handed the homeless man the money.

"You do, Watts," the informant responded, according to the complaint.

If convicted, Watts and Mohammed could face up to 10 years of prison and a fine of $250,000, said the Chicago division of the FBI.

They were released on $10,000 bond each after appearing in federal court Monday, and are scheduled for a status hearing on Feb. 21, NBCChicago.com reported.

Calls from msnbc.com to the Chicago division of the FBI were not immediately returned.
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Before clicking, two places came to mind; Chicago or NJ. I'm surprised they didn't get a promotion like the Chicago cop that shot a guy in the head on camera for no reason.
 

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Before clicking, two places came to mind; Chicago or NJ. I'm surprised they didn't get a promotion like the Chicago cop that shot a guy in the head on camera for no reason.
Hmmm, you must be really smart if you narrowed the story down to either Chicago or NJ before clicking on the thread title.

BTW, thread title:

Chicago cops who took bag of cash caught in FBI sting
Your insight amazes me sometimes.
 

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Before clicking, two places came to mind; Chicago or NJ. I'm surprised they didn't get a promotion like the Chicago cop that shot a guy in the head on camera for no reason.
Thread title said Chicago why two places?
What cop that shot a guy? Link please.
 

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Before clicking, two places came to mind; Chicago or NJ. I'm surprised they didn't get a promotion like the Chicago cop that shot a guy in the head on camera for no reason.
Considering Chicago is literally the first word in the title, you're still way behind the curve.
 

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Hmmm, you must be really smart if you narrowed the story down to either Chicago or NJ before clicking on the thread title.

BTW, thread title:

"Chicago cops who took bag of cash caught in FBI sting?"

Your insight amazes me sometimes.

Thread title said Chicago why two places?
What cop that shot a guy? Link please.
Considering Chicago is literally the first word in the title, you're still way behind the curve.
I win!!!

Fuck we were stumbling over each other to get to that gem. :icon_lol:
 
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It's Chicago.....do you think anyone is honest?
 

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Guys, give him some slack, it seems our boy Kirk is having a bad day today. Maybe he has allergies.
 

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Guys, give him some slack, it seems our boy Kirk is having a bad day today. Maybe he has allergies.
I don't know but I'll put money that cops are involved in this story.
 

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Thread title said Chicago why two places?
What cop that shot a guy? Link please.
[video=youtube;pNQnqwxy9Vc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNQnqwxy9Vc[/video]

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Officer Weans was late to work, as was his partner. He did not have his uniform on and had drawn his gun, keeping his finger on the trigger in violation of department protocol. He later lied about the altercation unaware it was recorded on video tape. He claimed seven people were threatening him and he feared for his life. The city suppressed the tape and recommended officer Weans simply be fired because he had lied. Instead, he was suspended for thirty days. In 2005, officer Weans was promoted to detective and never served any time for the murder of Michael Pleasants.
 

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[video=youtube;pNQnqwxy9Vc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNQnqwxy9Vc[/video]

4:20

Officer Weans was late to work, as was his partner. He did not have his uniform on and had drawn his gun, keeping his finger on the trigger in violation of department protocol. He later lied about the altercation unaware it was recorded on video tape. He claimed seven people were threatening him and he feared for his life. The city suppressed the tape and recommended officer Weans simply be fired because he had lied. Instead, he was suspended for thirty days. In 2005, officer Weans was promoted to detective and never served any time for the murder of Michael Pleasants.
K watched video. No audio. Kid that got shot was moving towards an officer in a "threatening manner".
And even if he was late to work he was still doing his job.
 

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So if the cop wasn't late to work he would have arrived at the scene in full uniform. That is one hell of an assumption.
 

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Officer Weans was late to work, as was his partner. He did not have his uniform on and had drawn his gun, keeping his finger on the trigger in violation of department protocol. He later lied about the altercation unaware it was recorded on video tape. He claimed seven people were threatening him and he feared for his life. The city suppressed the tape and recommended officer Weans simply be fired because he had lied. Instead, he was suspended for thirty days. In 2005, officer Weans was promoted to detective and never served any time for the murder of Michael Pleasants.
Officer Weans felt bad about it though. I mean, REALLY bad.
 

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[video=youtube;pNQnqwxy9Vc]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pNQnqwxy9Vc[/video]

4:20

Officer Weans was late to work, as was his partner. He did not have his uniform on and had drawn his gun, keeping his finger on the trigger in violation of department protocol. He later lied about the altercation unaware it was recorded on video tape. He claimed seven people were threatening him and he feared for his life. The city suppressed the tape and recommended officer Weans simply be fired because he had lied. Instead, he was suspended for thirty days. In 2005, officer Weans was promoted to detective and never served any time for the murder of Michael Pleasants.
Before clicking on the video, I theorized that this involved a police officer or a boy scout.