Lawsuit Alleging Sexual Misconduct At Chicago Cook County Jail Settled

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Counties. Commissioners approved a $14 million settlement of the lawsuit filed by female jail workers and assistant public defenders that contend a pattern of sexual misconduct along with physical and verbal abuse by detainees at the Illinois facility. Lawsuit filed in 2017 alleged Cook County Jail authorities did not do enough to stop male detainees from exposing themselves vulgar behavior and threatening attorneys in courtroom lock ups and the county jail. It claimed that at one point, the sheriff rewarded detainees with pizza for going 30 days without exposing themselves. Both Sheriff Tom Dart and public defender Amy Campanelli. Have denied the

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