Tag: Cook County Sheriff’s Office

Task Force Holds Meeting After Six Shot During Chicago Funeral

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 || By Timothy Inklebarger || @maywoodnews 

Cook County Detective Sgt. Jason Moran (left), Cook County Sheriff’s Office of Community Outreach Director and taskforce chairman Parris Williams (middle) and funeral home director Spencer Leak, Jr. (right), discuss violence at Chicago funerals at the second meeting of the Cook County Funeral Cemetery Violence Task Force. | Timothy Inklebarger

The shooting of six people at a funeral service in the South Side neighborhood of Burnside on Oct. 22 was the focus of conversation at the second meeting of the Cook County Funeral and Cemetery Violence Taskforce meeting in Forest Park on Oct. 26.

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County And State Law Enforcement Track Thousands In Flawed Gang Databases

Friday, July 20, 2018 || By Mick Dumke/ProPublica || @maywoodnews 

Featured image: Community members clean up a park in Maywood that had been tagged with gang signs in 2014. | File 

Over the last 25 years, Illinois State Police have built a database of more than 90,000 people they deem to be gang members — but won’t say what gangs they’re in or where they live.

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