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UPDATE ON DIVISION 9 ALTERCATIONS

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Update: Friday, October 28, 2016 - The altercations resulted in injuries to both staff and detainees.

Two correctional deputies transported to the hospital on Tuesday night for treatment of non-life threatening injuries have since been released from the hospital.A third correctional deputy who was injured while responding to the altercations was also treated at an area hospital on Tuesday night and has been released.

The eight detainees taken to area hospitals for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, including puncture wounds, all returned to the jail by Thursday.

Of the eight detainees transported to the hospital, four are being held at the jail on murder charges. One is being held on attempted murder. One is being held on home invasion with a firearm and residential burglary. One is being held on armed robbery, and one is being held on manufacturing/delivery of narcotics. The bonds for these eight detainees range from $110,000 to no bond.

The investigation into the altercations, as well as the source of the weapons used, is ongoing.

Sheriff Dart would like to thank his staff whose diligent bravery and expertise on Tuesday night resulted in securing the building and minimizing injuries to deputies and detainees.

 

Friday, October 28, 2016 The Cook County Sheriff’s Office is investigating the source of detainee altercations that occurred on Tuesday night in a maximum security division of the Cook County Jail, Sheriff Thomas J. Dart announced today.

Eight detainees housed in Division 9 of the jail were transported to area hospitals by the Chicago Fire Department on Tuesday night for treatment of non-life threatening injuries, including puncture wounds.

Two correctional deputies, who were struck by food trays, were also transported on Tuesday night to area hospitals for treatment for nonlife threatening injuries. One deputy has been treated and released, and the other remains in the hospital for observation.

Three of the detainees transported have been treated and released. Five remain at area hospitals for observation.

Other detainees with minor injuries were treated on site at the jail.

The investigation into the altercations, as well as the source of the weapons used, is ongoing.

Sheriff Dart would like to thank his staff whose diligent bravery and expertise resulted in securing the building and minimizing injuries to deputies and detainees.

 

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