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File #: 20-3482    Version: 1 Name: REQUESTING HEARINGS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE FROM THE SENIOR STAFF OF THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE
Type: Resolution Status: Held / Deferred in Committee
File created: 7/27/2020 In control: Criminal Justice Committee
On agenda: 7/30/2020 Final action:
Title: PROPOSED RESOLUTION REQUESTING HEARINGS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE FROM THE SENIOR STAFF OF THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff's Office implements one of the core functions of County government through jail and law enforcement operations; and WHEREAS, the stated mission of the Cook County Department of Corrections is to ensure the safety of the citizens, correctional staff, and inmates of Cook County; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department is the third largest police department in the State of Illinois, with more than 500 officers and 100 civilian personnel; and WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff's Office budget over $600 million dollars, the second largest budget outside of the healthcare system, is the largest of any single elected office in Cook County Government; and WHEREAS, Cook County's authority is to have the power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs including, but not limited to, the po...
Sponsors: KEVIN B. MORRISON, LARRY SUFFREDIN, STANLEY MOORE
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PROPOSED RESOLUTION

REQUESTING HEARINGS OF THE CRIMINAL JUSTICE COMMITTEE FROM THE SENIOR STAFF OF THE COOK COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff's Office implements one of the core functions of County government through jail and law enforcement operations; and

WHEREAS, the stated mission of the Cook County Department of Corrections is to ensure the safety of the citizens, correctional staff, and inmates of Cook County; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff's Police Department is the third largest police department in the State of Illinois, with more than 500 officers and 100 civilian personnel; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Sheriff's Office budget over $600 million dollars, the second largest budget outside of the healthcare system, is the largest of any single elected office in Cook County Government; and

WHEREAS, Cook County's authority is to have the power and perform any function pertaining to its government and affairs including, but not limited to, the power to regulate for the protection of the public health, safety, morals, and welfare; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners has a vested interest in understanding the operations and policies of the Cook County Sheriff's Office to ensure the safety and welfare of all Cook County residents including inmates at the Cook County Jail; and

WHEREAS, the Cook County Board of Commissioners also has a fiduciary duty to Cook County taxpayers and regular updates from the Sheriff are necessary due to the size of the office's budget; and

WHEREAS, there is an important discussion happening in our country about the reimagining of the criminal justice system because of the systemic racism and disproportionate impact of the system on Black residents; and

NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Cook County Board of Commissioners does hereby request meetings of the Criminal Justice Committee be convened every month that there is a full Board of Commissioners meeting scheduled to...

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