Federal Judge Rules That Class Action Lawsuit Alleging That the Sheriff of Cook County Unlawfully Detains Free Men After Being Acquitted May Proceed to Trial

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On January 7, 2016, a Federal Judge in Chicago ruled that a class action lawsuit alleging that the Sheriff of Cook County unlawfully detains free men after they are acquitted may proceed to trial.  The lawsuit alleges that the Sheriff’s Office does not have any procedures in place to differentiate between detainees who were found not-guilty… Read more »