NEW Fox News articles can now be heard on audio! In a harsh resignation letter sent to the whole office, an Illinois prosecutor attacked Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, charging that her agency prioritizes political storylines over crime victims.
In his letter resigning his position after 25 years of service, Assistant Cook County States Attorney Jim Murphy stated that he “can’t continue to serve for an administration I don’t like.” According to a copy of the letter Fox News obtained, his last day was on Friday.
He wrote, “I wish I could stay.” “But I’m unable to continue working for this Administration. I have no faith in management.”
Fox News has contacted Foxx’s office, but has not heard back.
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Murphy gave a number of explanations for his resignation, including the “Safe-T Act,” which places a heavier burden of proof on prosecutors in order to detain suspects until trial.
Murphy stated that he is in favor of doing away with cash bail, but he claimed that Foxx’s office rushed the reform and that his objections were disregarded. Murphy also pointed out that Foxx’s office has “dangerously” low staffing levels across all sections and bureaus, to the point that one- or two-person courtrooms are now typical.
“Those courtrooms and units would be fully staffed if this government was actually interested with properly combating violent crime,” he wrote. “The rest of us, meantime, are overworked, overstressed, and lacking in resources. But at least jeans were OK to wear in July.”
Foxx was reportedly upset when called into a conference about bond proceedings he had been involved in a few months prior, according to Murphy. One was a “huge shootout,” while the other involved a woman who was shot dead while crossing the street to a business.
Foxx, according to Murphy, was unhappy about a newspaper headline that claimed the suspect wouldn’t be charged with murder in accordance with the Safe-T Act. As opposed to the fact that a woman had passed away, he claimed Foxx seemed more outraged with the headline.