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Tom Dart
Tom Dart

Cook County Sheriff’s Office Launches Initiative To Investigate Old Missing Persons Cases

Three full-time detectives will work with local law enforcement on cases dating back to 1930, with priority on missing women.

Bronzeville, Near South Side

Advocates Demand Proof Sheriff Is Implementing Sanitation, Social Distancing In Cook County Jail

Attorneys are asking a federal judge to order the Sheriff to prove the jail is complying with an earlier injunction that requires added sanitation, testing, and PPE for detainees.

95 Percent Of Chicagoans Listed As Gang Members By Chicago Police Are Black, Latino, Watchdog Audit Finds

Department officials cannot confirm gang designations “are based on reliable evidence” or ensure that the data “serves a legitimate law enforcement purpose,” according to the audit.

Downtown

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office Says Its Gang Database Is On Lockdown, But Questions Remain

Many welcomed the announcement that the sheriff took the database offline. But the office has resisted calls to destroy it immediately or publicly explain other details of its plans.

Downtown