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United States v. Watson

For years, two undercover Detroit cops routinely raid drug dealers’ houses and stop their cars to seize drugs and money. Rather than arresting the dealers, they pocket the cash, sell the drugs on the street, and keep the profits. They’re caught, convicted of extortion. Cops: This was just part of the job. If anything, we committed robbery, not extortion—they’re totally different crimes, and we weren’t charged with robbery. Set us free! Sixth Circuit: Nope.


Tags: 2019, Extortion, Police, Sixth Circuit

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