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A ‘Bulldog” in the Courtroom

BY JAIME LOO - Chicago Daily Law Bulletin Staff Writer -  July 27, 2013 [dropcap2]M[/dropcap2]ost 16-year old drivers are terrified when they're pulled over by a police officer. After she was stopped in 1988 by a Tulsa, Oklahoma, police officer who alleged that she...

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Cook County sheriff’s officers are awarded $1.6 million in political retaliation case

A federal jury awarded $1.6 million Tuesday to 21 Cook County sheriff’s employees who claimed they
were demoted by Sheriff Tom Dart for supporting his main opponent in the 2006 election.
The employees were members of the jail’s now-disbanded Special Operations Response Team and
supported Richard Remus in his losing campaign, according to a lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court.
They accused Dart of retaliating against them by getting rid of their unit and creating the Emergency
Response Team, whose members were less qualified to perform the same work, according to their
attorney, Dana Kurtz. The new unit was created two weeks after the 2006 election solely for political
purposes, the lawsuit said. The plaintiffs said they were demoted, harassed and subjected to unfair
discipline.

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