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.
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.
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.
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.
Cook County Jail Program Helping Prevent Opioid Overdose Deaths By Providing Released Inmates With NaloxoneAn ongoing Cook County Jail program has saved more than 100 lives, by providing inmates with Naloxone kits, to prevent opioid overdose deaths after those detainees are released.
“I Couldn’t Do Nothing:” Cook County Jail Inmates Repeatedly Escape Restraints, Attack
Cook Co. Sheriff Tom Dart Sues Officer For DefamationAlso named in the $300,000 defamation suit officer Howard Denham's wife, and the company she works for.
Cook County Announces Task Force To Fight Cemetery ViolenceIn recent weeks, there has been a dramatic spike in the number of shootings at cemeteries in the near western suburbs.
Jail Population Plunge Has Been Good For Taxpayers, Dart SaysCook County Sheriff Tom Dart, who has preached jail reform for years, saw results in 2017.
Preckwinkle Blames Dart For Jail Cell Rape, $3.25M SettlementIt happened last May at the Markham courthouse. A 52-year-old woman was sexually assaulted by two men, and sheriff's deputies allowed it to happen.
Sheriff: Officer Called Off 60 Times Using Family LeaveCook County Sheriff Tom Dart wants to fire a correctional officer who called off work more than 60 times in 18 months under the guise of the Family Medical Leave Act.
2 Investigators: The Search For Chicago's Missing ChildrenThe Cook County Sheriff Department's Child Rescue Unit is the only one exclusively dedicated to finding missing minors. CBS 2's Brad Edwards reports.
All Cook County Sheriff's Officers Wearing Body CamsHe says many officers in his department, and most corrections officers, have been wearing body cameras for more than a year and a half.