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In this Jan. 26, 2012, file photo, Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell is shown in St. Paul. Scannell, who was shot by a defendant in a Grand Marais, Minn. courthouse last December, has been ordered to stay away from a 17-year-old girl and her parents after being accused of an improper relationship with the girl. (2012 file, Brian Peterson / Minneapolis Star Tribune

Cook County Sheriff seeks probe, citing Scannell sex prosecutions

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Because Cook County Attorney Tim Scannell prosecutes people who commit sex crimes with minors, and because he is accused of having an inappropriate romantic relationship with a 17-year-old girl, Cook County Sheriff Mark Falk has asked the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension to investigate Scannell.

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Jill Oliveira, public information officer for the BCA, said Tuesday that the agency wouldn't comment on the nature or subject of the investigation.

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