- Associated Press - Thursday, June 23, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart is releasing videos of inmates attacking deputies at the jail he oversees following his release of other videos showing excessive force by deputies.

Dart said Thursday that the incidents took place in the maximum-security divisions where the most violent and disruptive inmates are housed.

The release of the videos is part of an effort Dart initiated when he said in April that he was releasing the excessive force videos because the public had a right to see them.

In a news release, Dart suggested the inmate videos illustrate the dangers faced by those who work in the jail.

He says more videos will be released when investigations are completed and prosecutors file criminal charges against the inmates.

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Videos are at https://www.cookcountysheriff.org/InmateMisconduct.html .

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