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Video: Chicago Jail Inmates Applaud Suspected Cop Killer

February 16, 2018  | 

VIDEO: Chicago Jail Inmates Applaud Suspected Cop Killer

As many as five jail inmates in Chicago may face additional charges for clapping as the suspected killer of Chicago Police Cmdr. Paul Bauer was escorted from his first court appearance on Thursday.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office released surveillance video that shows a group of detainees waiting in a holding cell to see a judge after suspect Shomari Legghette’s bond hearing.

“We are taking all the action in our power to address this horribly despicable behavior,” Cara Smith, chief policy officer for the Cook County Sheriff’s Office, said in a statement to ABC News. “We’ve forwarded the video to the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office for consideration in sentencing."

The sheriff’s office told ABC News it has begun transferring inmates involved to other jails in Illinois that work with their office.

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Jon REtired LEO @ 2/17/2018 12:55 PM

This same sort of thing happened in Wyoming when I was a jail Deputy there. It was on 9-11 when the planes hit the towers the tv's were on in the cell blocks. Several blocks applauded and lost their television privileges for 30 days which of course led to all sorts of things like toilets being clogged with sheets and feces being thrown at the windows. We used a lot of Pepper Spray that month.

bo2234 @ 2/18/2018 10:53 AM

Have the same inmates forced to sit and watch his execution...


jojo @ 2/22/2018 1:42 PM

They would face charges for clapping? Charges for what? That is called free speech. No matter how reprehensible, it is still covered under the constitution. They will get their karma come judgment day, we don't need to make up false charges. When you start banning things you don't like you become the Democratic Party.

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