Imagine a world where you are expected to keep track of thousands of accused offenders, charged with everything from drug crimes to murder — not in a jail, but out in the community. It’s what investigators Ken Smith and Will McCray from the Cook County Sheriff’s office do every day. They are part of a team of dozens of...
As Chicago’s new police superintendent points to Cook County’s home electronic monitoring program as a cause of recent violence, Sheriff Tom Dart says he doesn’t like to see those accused of violent crime out in the community. But he also sees no evidence they are fueling the problem. NBC 5’s Phil Rogers reports.