Friday, March 02, 2012
Did Burr Oak Cemetery scandal or slur sideline Cook County Sheriff Detective? Another lawsuit Against Sheriff Tom Dart
In the days following the discovery of a grisly grave-reselling scandal at Burr Oak Cemetery in the summer of 2009, Cook County sheriff's Detective Robert Carroll walked into his sergeant's office and handed over his gun and badge.
By then, Carroll says, he had tripped over a half-buried pelvis, been slapped and spit on by family members of the deceased and found himself face-to-face with a decaying corpse in a blue burial suit.
Carroll has alleged in a federal lawsuit that the gruesome scene triggeredpost-traumatic stress disorderfrom his service in the first Gulf War two decades earlier.
Carroll's lawyers contend the sheriff's office refused his request for desk duty and then retaliated by trying to move him to patrol duty on an overnight shift.
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