Oh Boy, Oh Boy
Here we go again. Big lawsuit on the horizon. Either everyone knows the mayor is selling everything he can get his hands on for cash or this City has the worst sense of timing for potential mutli-million dollar payouts.
- A Cook County Sheriff's log backs up a witness' claim that a 46-year-old woman charged with drug possession had sought medical attention before she died in a Chicago Police lockup.
Of course, a Cook County log doesn't mean anything without corroborating witnesses and they seem to have one:
- Barbara Flores, who was locked up on a traffic warrant early Saturday, said she was in a cell with Cobige and other women at the station.
OK, so they have a fellow inmate as a witness. Not exactly a paragon of virtue, right? Except putting one and one together, one has to wonder why when she was turned down by the Sheriff's, she wasn't sent to the hospital right away from the lockup. Hopefully, something else comes out that exonerates the Department (as the media and Frank Main are wont to leave out details that make us look good), but in the meantime, we would expect lockups to start turning down prisoners who have even the tiniest of wounds, minor aches and even headcolds.