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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.


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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