New Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Talks Reform Plans

Kim Foxx is the first African-American woman to hold the position of Cook County State’s Attorney.

Her defeat of Anita Alvarez was seemingly driven in part by criticism that Alvarez was reluctant to prosecute the officer involved in the killing of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.

Foxx was elected on a promise to make the office more transparent, more accountable and more willing to go after police officers who do wrong.

She joins host Carol Marin to discuss her plans, just a little over a month after being sworn into office.


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