Ex-Chicago police officer Kallat Mohammed sentenced in drug dealer extortion scheme

October 26, 2012 2:40:24 PM PDT
A judge sentenced a former Chicago police officer to 18 months in federal prison Friday.

Forty-seven-year-old Kallat Mohammed was accused of using his police authority to extort protection payoffs from heroin and crack dealers.

Mohammed pleaded guilty in August.

Mohammed's superior is also charged in the scheme. Sergeant Ronald Watts has pleaded not guilty.