Recent News About Cook County Sheriff
Loyola lawsuit: Cook sheriff refused to remove inmate for 4 months; makes hospital 'prison infirmary'
Loyola University Medical Center has filed suit against the Cook County Sheriff, saying the sheriff’s office’s apparent refusal to retrieve an inmate who has been kept under guard at the hospital since April has turned the hospital essentially into an unwilling auxiliary of the Cook County Jail.
A Cook County judge has been temporarily removed from the bench, as he faces charges after he dropped a concealed handgun in front of county sheriff’s deputies at the county’s criminal courthouse.
A federal judge ruled that various lawsuits claiming officials have failed to curb rampant abuse of female employees visiting Cook County Jail will remain largely intact, according to an opinion filed June 26 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois.
Ex-Backpage lawyers ask court to unplug Cook Sheriff's demand for sanctions over free speech lawsuit
Saying the move could chill future defenses against overreaching government officials, attorneys who represented Backpage.com in litigation against the Cook County Sheriff’s Office’s attempts to shut down the classified ad site linked to sex trafficking, are asking a Chicago federal judge to reject Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s request they, too, be sanctioned for allegedly furthering Backpage’s alleged attempt to mislead the court.
A former Cook County deputy sheriff is suing Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart, the Cook County Sheriff's Merit Board and Cook County for alleged wrongful termination.