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Recent News About Cook County Sheriff's Department
Ten months after a Chicago federal judge allowed Cook County to continue with a small portion of its foreclosure discrimination lawsuit against Wells Fargo, the lender has accused the county of blocking its ability to mount its defense by attempting to stop it from interviewing officials in the Cook County court system.
Cook County’s Sheriff and State’s Attorney may both face a proposed class action brought by a suspended Cook County correctional officer, who claims the disciplinary action against him and similar actions against all officers disciplined by the sheriff since 2016 should be tossed out because the sheriff’s office wasn't represented in the disciplinary proceedings by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office.
Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart has served one of his department’s correctional officers with a defamation lawsuit, saying the Cook County Sheriff’s Office employee and his wife were behind emails sent last year, asserting the sheriff had abused his wife and was covering it up.