Cook County sheriff moves to fire 9 employees in wake of courthouse rape
Sheriff Thomas Dart announced Friday he intends to terminate nine Markham courthouse employees determined to have allowed the rape of a female detainee by two male detainees in a holding cell at the courthouse.
In addition, the sheriff's office announced it has reached, in principle, a settlement with the 52-year-old victim for $3.25 million.
The two male detainees, Hamidullah Tribble, 21, and Nelon Drake, 29, have been charged with criminal sexual assault in the May 2 case.
The sheriff's office said it has since implemented a series of reforms, including requiring deputies assigned to any area of a courthouse without fixed cameras to wear body cameras, assigning additional trained supervisors to the Markham courthouse and conducting unannounced security audits of all court facilities.