Cook County Sheriff’s Dept. Release Excessive Force Videos

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The Cook County Sheriff’s Department released six videos Friday.  It shows deputies using excessive force on jail inmates.

The footage shows inmates dragged, manhandled, and forced to the ground on multiple occasions.  Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart said he wanted to release the videos because the public has a right to know.  Dart says 13 deputies were seen using excessive force in the videos.  All of them were fired, suspended, or resigned.

The Sheriff’s office said they believe this is the first time this kind of video has been voluntarily released.

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