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Chicago Arrest Warrants to be Executed

 Posted on August 26, 2014 in Criminal Defense

arrest warrants, Chicago arrest warrants, Chicago criminal defense attorney, felony crimes, Cook County, electronic monitoringAccording to a news article by the Chicago Sun-Times, the Cook County sheriff’s office will be focusing its efforts on executing arrest warrants in Chicago. The media outlet reported that Cook County sheriff Tom Dart wants to ramp up efforts to catch individuals wanted on arrest warrants in connection with violent crimes that occurred in the city. It is law enforcement’s latest effort to address the problem of gun violence in Chicago.

Shift in Focus

In addition to executing arrest warrants in Chicago, the sheriff’s office is also said to be increasing its supervision of criminal defendants who have been released from prison and are currently on electronic monitoring. Previously, many sheriff’s officers were assigned to the area of south suburban Robbins to concentrate on reducing gun violence. Now, those efforts will be shifted to the city of Chicago. The office will be focused on Chicago warrants for a period of time in order to respond to recent crime trends. The sheriff’s officers who were deployed to Robbins reportedly made a difference, with crime in that area improving.

While sheriff’s officers being present in the city of Chicago is nothing new, the sheriff wants to ensure that the crime in the area is being responded to with the proper attention and resources. The sheriff’s decision comes in the wake of a violent holiday weekend, when 13 people were fatally shot and dozens more wounded over the Fourth of July. The violence in the city made national headlines.

Chicago Warrants

Although the sheriff’s office does not plan on sending its officers on patrol alongside Chicago police officers, it is planning on executing some of the warrants with Chicago Police Department teams, and will begin to do so more frequently. The Chicago Police Department has said it has been working closely with the Cook County sheriff’s office in its effort. So far, Governor Quinn’s offer to send Illinois State Police troopers to assist the sheriff’s office has gone unanswered. The governor made a similar offer last year after a shooting that left 13 people wounded, but that offer was also rejected by local government officials.

Criminal Law Attorney

With the increased police efforts aimed at making arrests within the city of Chicago, more individuals are likely to be arrested and charged with crimes. If you or someone you know has been charged with a crime in the city of Chicago, hiring an experienced Chicago criminal defense attorney is imperative. The defense attorneys at the Law Offices of Christopher M. Cosley have experience representing clients in various criminal matters, including felony crimes. Contact us today to discuss your case and protect your rights. We serve clients in Cook and DuPage counties as well as the surrounding areas.

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