Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart 'De-Deputizes' Deputies Linked To Insults And Threats Toward ProtestersThe county's public defender complained that deputies had apparently posted insulting and threatening comments online after a march in support of Black Lives Matter.
Public Defender Amy Campanelli Seeks Probe Into Sheriff's Deputies' Social Media Posts After Black Lives Matter MarchCook County Public Defender Amy Campanelli has asked the county's sheriff and inspector general to investigate insulting and threatening comments apparently posted online by deputies following a march in support of Black Lives Matter.
Cook Co. Public Defender Says The Dept. Cannot Afford More CutsCampanelli passionately told commissioners she was upholding people's constitutional rights as the law say she must, so she needs resources.
Foxx: Some Nonviolent Cook County Inmates Might Get Out Of Jail FreeA few dozen inmates who remain locked up in Cook County Jail because they’re too poor to post their relatively low bonds may be out soon under a new program State’s Attorney Kim Foxx announced for indigent, nonviolent offenders Wednesday.
Cook County Public Defender’s Office Gets New Case Management SystemThe new system, provided by Journal Technologies, will help with case initiation, subpoena management, investigations, case scheduling, managing expert witnesses and dispositions, according to a statement from Cook County Press Office.
Cook County Creates New Court To Focus On Prostitution, Human Trafficking CasesWith the stroke of a pen, Cook County Chief Judge Timothy Evans set June 1 as the start of the new Prostitution and Trafficking Intervention Court. Evans said state law already treats prostitution as a misdemeanor, and not a felony. The new intervention court takes that approach a step further.
County Budget Cuts Troublesome For Public DefendersThe Cook County Public Defender’s office is worried that budget cuts proposed by new Board President Toni Preckwinkle will prove devastating for poor defendants.