New Filing in the Class Action Lawsuit Against Sheriff Dart

A new filing in the class action lawsuit against Sheriff Dart has revealed that Dart’s practice of unconstitutionally denying people release on Electronic Monitoring was much larger than previously known. As of February 28th of this year, Sheriff Dart had denied the release of 55 people who were ordered released onto Electronic Monitoring by the court. In February, Dart announced the implementation of unilateral reviews for people whose bond conditions he finds unsatisfactory in interviews with the Chicago Sun-Times and Chicago Tribune. Under that practice, Sheriff’s Office employees detain individuals even after their bonds have been posted or they are otherwise eligible for release in order to conduct additional discretionary reviews of their current charges and background.

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