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Cook County Jail guard charged with beating inmate

Frank Main Rummana HussainChicago Sun-Times

Jul 29, 2016

This article originally appeared in the Chicago Sun-Times.

A Cook County Sheriff’s correctional officer accused of punching a detainee was released on his own recognizance Thursday after a judge watched videos of the beating and said it could be argued that the inmate appeared to be resisting the officer and his colleagues.

Miguel Ortiz is neither a flight risk nor a danger to society, Cook County Judge James Brown said, questioning why authorities took 2 1/2 years to charge Ortiz with official misconduct.

Prosecutor Ahmed Kosoko told Brown that the Cook County state’s attorney’s office wasn’t notified of the Jan….

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