Political Punishment

Photo Of Cook County Sheriff's Police Patch (Tim Boyle/Getty Images)

Jury Awards $1.6M To Sheriff’s Employees Who Claim They Were Unfairly Demoted

A federal jury awarded $1.6 million Tuesday to 21 Cook County sheriff’s employees who claimed they were demoted by Sheriff Tom Dart for supporting his main opponent in the 2006 election.

CBS Chicago–09/04/2012

Dart Lawsuit

Trial Underway For Deputies Who Say They Were Punished For Backing Dart’s Opponent

A trial is underway at the Federal Building in a lawsuit against Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.

CBS Chicago–08/06/2012