The thousands of people on electronic monitoring in Chicago area prohibited from having weapons or guns in their homes as they await trial. But through regular searches, the Cook County Sheriff’s Office says it keeps finding firearms. NBC 5 Investigates’ Phil Rogers reports.
More Than 80 Guns Found in Homes of Individuals on Electronic Monitoring This Year, Cook County Sheriff's Office Says
The Cook County Sheriff’s Office says deputies have recovered more than 80 firearms so far this year while searching the homes of individuals who are on electronic monitoring.
Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Tim Evans pushed back on criticisms of the county’s electronic monitoring program Thursday, following Chicago Mayor Lori Lightfoot’s comments last week faulting the court system as the area contends with an increase in violent crime.
Cook County Circuit Court Chief Judge Tim Evans pushed back on criticisms of the county’s electronic monitoring program Thursday. NBC 5 Investigates’ Phil Rogers reports.
Chicagoland law enforcement and court officials continue to engage in a testy war of words over a bail reform plan which supporters say is finally addressing inequities in the judicial system, but critics say endangers the community.
Imagine a world where you are expected to keep track of thousands of accused offenders, charged with everything from drug crimes to murder — not in a jail, but out in the community. It’s what investigators Ken Smith and Will McCray from the Cook County Sheriff’s office do every day. They are part of a team of dozens of...
As Chicago’s new police superintendent points to Cook County’s home electronic monitoring program as a cause of recent violence, Sheriff Tom Dart says he doesn’t like to see those accused of violent crime out in the community. But he also sees no evidence they are fueling the problem. NBC 5’s Phil Rogers reports.