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Cook County Considering Video Visitation For Jail Inmates

CHICAGO (CBS) – Video links might become an option for visiting inmates at the Cook County Jail.

The Cook County Sheriff’s office said it is exploring use of so-called “visitation technology,” which would provide friends and family another option for communicating with inmates, by allowing them to visit remotely via computer. 107 more words


Tom Dart on Human Trafficking: 'Let's make it where there's less Johns calling for those services'

Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart joined the program today to discuss a recent sex trafficking sting that resulted in the arrest of hundreds of people involved. 33 more words

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Sheriff Advertises Prostitution Sting, But Johns Still Arrested

CHICAGO (STMW) – The Cook County Sheriff’s Police told them they were coming.

The agency took an ad out on Backpage.com and warned it was “investigating and arresting” human sex traffickers and those who enable them by answering escort ads. 334 more words


Dart: Concealed Carry Law Fell Short On Review Process

CHICAGO (CBS) – A year after the state began allowing people to carry firearms in public in Illinois, Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart suggested some counties might not be as thorough in reviewing concealed carry applications as Cook County. 219 more words


More Than 91,000 Applied For Concealed Carry Permits In 2014

CHICAGO (CBS) – More than 91,000 people applied for permits to carry concealed weapons last year in Illinois, the first year the state allowed people to carry guns in public. 314 more words


Former Sheriff's Deputy Sentenced For Using Excessive Force

(CBS) — A federal judge says “what happened here was extremely serious,” as she sentences a former sheriff’s deputy for brutalizing a prisoner in the Maywood lockup, reports WBBM’s John Cody. 155 more words


Cook County Sheriff's Officer Charged With Attempted Sexual Assault

CHICAGO (STMW) – A Cook County sheriff’s officer who was in bond court Thursday is facing a charge of attempted sexual assault, authorities said.

Fernando Rodriguez, 52, was charged with attempted aggravated criminal sexual assault; aggravated unlawful restraint; and official misconduct — all felony counts, Chicago Police said. 256 more words