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Sheriff seeks to throw out officers' Cook County court suit over Merit Board's makeup, says Board is now legit

By Dan Churney | May 1, 2018

Even as he seeks to dismiss a similar case in Chicago's federal court, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is also aiming to pop a lawsuit in Cook County Circuit Court in which seven sheriff's officers have asked for their disciplinary cases to be tossed because the sheriff's disciplinary board was improperly seated. The sheriff contends the board is now properly constituted and at any rate, the previously improper panel never disciplined the officers, much less even heard the officer's cases, he has asserted.

Cook Sheriff: Backpage, attorneys owe Cook County for 'hoax' suit over sheriff's credit card squeeze

By Scott Holland | Apr 27, 2018

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart wants a federal judge to penalize Backpage.com for its conduct in ongoing litigation between the online classifieds site and the sheriff’s office, particularly in light of a recent plea deal from a top executive related to sex trafficking through the site.

Sheriff: Pull plug on class action from 'dishonest, incompetent' suspended officers, or place public at risk

By Jonathan Bilyk | Apr 25, 2018

While the board that reviews and fires Cook County sheriff’s officers accused of misconduct was illegally constituted, Cook County’s sheriff has asked a federal judge to shy away from letting about 230 suspended sheriff’s deputies and correctional officers continue with a lawsuit over the issue, warning granting the reinstatement “with back pay” sought by the fired officers would place the public at risk.

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