On April 27, 2012, Myron M. Cherry & Associates filed a class action lawsuit against Cook County, Illinois and the sheriff of Cook County for unlawful detention. The suit alleges that individuals who were held in jail prior to a trial, and who were acquitted at trial, were unlawfully detained following their acquittal. The suit requests damages to compensate the victims and seeks to change the policies and procedures that enable the unlawful detention. For more information about this case, or if you are a victim of unlawful detention or other civil rights violation, please contact us at (312) 372-2100.
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