Summer Violence Could Overwhelm Coronavirus Precautions At Cook County Jail"I'm probably 500 people away from where this can't work," said Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart.
Police Supt. David Brown Says Electronic Monitoring Programs Are Insufficient In Wake Of Violent Weekend, Sheriff Tom Dart AgreesIn the wake of a violent weekend in Chicago in which more than 100 people were shot – including 12 children – Chicago Police Supt. David Brown blamed the increase in failure to monitor violent offenders.
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.
MISSING: Jazmyne Moulder, 15, Last Seen In Unincorporated Bloom TownshipAccording to the sheriff's office, Jazmyne left her home in unincorporated Bloom Township around 10 a.m. Tuesday, and has not returned.
Police, Sheriff's Officers Salute Healthcare Workers For National Hospital Week“A lot of times, we’re like the hidden heroes. We don’t get a lot of acknowledgment,” registered nurse Jammie Lewis said.
Cook County Jail Runs Out Of Electronic Monitoring BraceletsThe sheriff's department said Thursday that the lack of the bracelets will mean that defendants who might otherwise have been sent home will have to remain in jail, where hundreds of detainees and staffers have been infected by COVID-19 in recent weeks.
Federal Judge Imposes New Social Distancing Requirements On Cook County Jail Amid COVID-19 OutbreakAttorneys representing inmates inside Cook County Jail have said Sheriff Tom Dart's office hasn't done enough to protect inmates from the novel coronavirus.
Family Of Cook County Jail Inmate Who Died Of COVID-19 Files Lawsuit, Takes Issue With Practice Of Shackling Inmates To Hospital BedsA lawsuit was filed against the Cook County Sheriff’s office Thursday by the family of a man who died of coronavirus while an inmate at the Cook County Jail.
Coronavirus In Chicago: 89 Inmates, 12 Staff At Cook County Jail Test Positive For COVID-19The cases among inmates more than doubled in one day. There were 38 cases as of Friday.
Cook County Jail To 'Single-Cell' Nearly All Detainees, As 38 Inmates Test Positive For COVID-19Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said there are currently about 5,000 inmates being held within the walls of the jail, the lowest population it’s ever had.
6 Cook County Jail Inmates, 3 Staff Test Positive For CoronavirusMeantime, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has prepared a barracks facility on the site of the jail complex to be used as a hospital and/or isolation facility for inmates who test positive for COVID-19.
Cook County Suspends Jail Visits, Court-Ordered Evictions Amid Coronavirus ConcernsCourt-ordered evictions and visits for jail detainees have been suspended in Cook County amid growing coronavirus concerns.
Officer Describes Close Call On The Road: 'If I Had Been Standing There, I Wouldn't Be Standing Here Today'If he'd been outside his patrol car then, he wouldn't be here today.
Court Clerk's Office Says Animal Abuser Registry Unused Because It Did Not Know About The Ordinance Requiring ItThe Cook County animal abuser registry has gone unused for its years of existence because the court clerk's office didn't know it existed, officials say.