A top Cook County prosecutor resigned, saying he "can't continue to work for an administration I don't respect," according to Yahoo! News.
Assistant Cook County State's Attorney Jim Murphy stepped down July 29 after 25 years of service, explaining that he could no longer work under Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx, who he said is "more concerned with political narratives and agendas than with victims and prosecuting violent crime," adding, "that is why I can't stay any longer."
In a letter that CWB Chicago obtained, Murphy listed several reasons for his resignation: the Safe-T Act, Foxx's rush to eliminate cash-bail while brushing aside his concerns and "dangerously" low staffing levels in all units and bureaus in Foxx's office, including one or two-person courtrooms.
The resignation happened after Foxx told officials at a county board committee hearing that 235 people, including attorneys, had resigned from her office since July 2021, according to the Chicago Tribune. In comparison, the year before the pandemic, 130 staffers resigned.
A report cited several reasons for the mass exodus, including a lack of support from the downtown executive-level staff during COVID, resentment over the Jussie Smollett hate-crime hoax case and how leadership handled the public uproar related to the police shooting of 13-year-old Adam Toledo last year.
The full article is at news.yahoo.com/chicago-prosecutor-resigns-zero-confidence-135001701.html .