Dogged Prosecutor: Chicago Prosecutor For Biting Man Outside Of Adult Sex Shop

The same week that a Cook County prosecutor is being justifiably heralded as a hero for intervening to protect a gay couple, another prosecutor from the same office is under arrest for biting a man outside of an adult shop. Sarah Naughton, 31, has been put on leave so that she is not prosecuting people while awaiting for her own trial or plea for misdemeanor battery and trespassing. She is accused of biting a man on the leg — bringing a new literal meaning to being dogged by a prosecutor.

Naughton and her friend, Bradley Gould, 31, were reportedly intoxicated and visiting Taboo Tabou, which advertises itself as a “Purveyors of Adult Accoutrements, Toys and Lingerie.” Witnesses say that the two were causing a disturbance and asked to leave the shop. Once outside, witnesses say that the couple were flipping the bird at everyone walking by and “acting like jackasses.” When the manager of the business next door The Blue Havana Cigar Lounge reportedly confronted the couple, Naughton allegedly bit him in the leg.

Worse yet, the owner of both stores says that when he told them that they had to leave, Naughton pulled out her badge and said “You can’t do this to me. Do you know who I am?”

To make matters even worse is the video below reportedly showing Naughton under arrest and calling the arresting officer a “b—h” and a “whore.”

Naughton is an eight-year veteran of the prosecutor’s office.

Now here is the question. This was treated as a misdemeanor, though it is worth noting that less serious acts against police officers are routinely charged as a felony, as we have previously discussed. However, it has just been charged as a misdemeanor and Naughton is clearly drunk. Public intoxication is clearly the result of poor judgment and poor conduct. This is obviously also an embarrassment to the office. However, she is not the first person to make an ass of yourself on a drunk binge. Should she be fired for such a lapse if this is an isolated matter? What do you think?

Source: Sun Times

45 thoughts on “Dogged Prosecutor: Chicago Prosecutor For Biting Man Outside Of Adult Sex Shop”

  1. Do not dogs at least have one bite before being put down? I have never met a female prosecutor that did not have that instinct. Then again, most females that become attorneys do so to get a husband. Other than that they are generally as ugly as Ugly Betty, buck teeth and acne that has been scrubbed too long.

  2. seamus, Thanks for some real world knowledge and analysis. You hit on the head about her “connections” being the key to her future. As you know, if she’s connected, she’s untouchable in Chicago. She obviously has serious substance abuse issues, maybe an ADA offense.

  3. Why would a prosecutor be issued a badge? Is she a Law Enforcement Offender? Leo, Leo, bo beoo, bannana fanna fo meo, LEO.

  4. The moment she flashed her badge and said “do you know who I am” and then continued her drunken rebelliousness she was using her office under unauthorized and illegal means.

    She is in my opinion unsuited for office.

    On a personal note, I’m with Nick in that hearing the old “Do you know who I am” line makes me angry on hearing that.

  5. seamus 1, September 27, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    (We beat the case on intrapment grounds) I suspect that Ms. Noughton will be treated more graciously than my client by her boss.
    Who are you talking about?

  6. This ASA has a bit of reputation as a humorless hard-ass. She worked in a misdemeanor courtroom in the south suburbs but acted like she was trying Nazi war criminals. This incident has surprised no one I know who has dealt with her. Someone from my office saw her leaving the main court house in the city wearing non-court attire this week, so I think she’s been yanked from court room duty. Whether she gets canned or not will depend on how connected she is (in my humble opinion). Several years ago I represented a Cook County public defender who did something stupid (and illegal) and the State’s Attorney complained to the judge he was assigned to and demanded that the head P.D. fire him. The P.D. to his credit asked the State if they’ed ever heard of the whole “innocent ’til proven guilty” deal and told them to go to Hell. (We beat the case on intrapment grounds) I suspect that Ms. Noughton will be treated more graciously than my client by her boss.

  7. Yes, same little girl grew up to be a CO. Carries pink handcuffs on her tactical belt and like most Celtic women, not to be trifled with.

  8. rafflaw, Being an apologist for Cook County suits you perfectly! Want to defend the replacement refs and OJ too?? That would be the rafflaw Triple Crown.

  9. Great story OS!
    This prosecutor should be disciplined and it may cost her the job at the State’s attorney’s office. And Nick, people do get fired from the States Attorney’s office when they screw up. Even in Cook County.

  10. Yank her teeth out, and then I’ll give her something to bite……… ‘GUM JOB’ anyone?????

  11. CO? Is there some connection? I mean the one in your brain. Apparently not. Read it five times more. There is hope for all.

    Take a course in remedial reading. Are you sure this is the place for you?

    They say prejudices and opinions can lead you astray.
    Do you have anything else to guide you?

  12. PS I’m voting for OS daughter. Is she the CO? Figures.
    Still think she was wise. Waht’s wrong with CO’s? Somebody has to turn the key. Right? I’ll take it. Like to meet special people.

  13. Sounds like many here are high on something. Anybody I missed. Just wait, I’ll get around to you too.

    Feemeister hit it right. Substance ID is yours to make.

    What says it being Cook County, that she does not get a promotion. Why? Her daddy, the one who conceived her.

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