Federal judge blasts sheriff’s office for negligence in teen’s rape case
BY STEFANO ESPOSITO Staff Reporter June 26, 2014 2:38PM
Updated: June 26, 2014 6:49PM
A federal judge this week blasted Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart’s office, saying correctional officers’ “deliberate indifference” led to the sexual assault of a 16-year-old defendant mistakenly housed with adult inmates in 2008.
Even though the youth told sheriff’s personnel at least five times that he was under 17 — and therefore should have been in a juvenile lockup — he remained in the Cook County Jail for three days, U.S. District Court Judge Amy St. Eve wrote this week...READ MORE