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Jason Meisner

Jason Meisner is the federal courts reporter for the Tribune, covering everything from political corruption to street gang racketeering and terrorism cases. After coming up through the old City News Service, Meisner went on to become a founding member of the Tribune's Breaking News desk. In 2008, he became legman to columnist John Kass, where he learned the ropes of the city's politics — and barbecue. In his spare time, Meisner likes to unplug, whether it's sailing, skiing, playing guitar or simply ignoring his Twitter feed.
7 Chicago officers given desk duty as cases linked to corrupt ex-cop are reviewed

Seven Chicago police officers who were once part of an allegedly corrupt crew have been removed from their street duties while their conduct years ago is investigated.

In rare mass exoneration, 15 drug cases tied to corrupt Chicago ex-cop are thrown out

In the wake of the mass exoneration Thursday of 15 men, attorneys vowed to continue to review potentially hundreds of convictions tied to corrupt former Chicago police Sgt. Ronald Watts and his crew.

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