Outgoing Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez Reflects on Office
Anita Alvarez has only a few months left on the job, having been defeated for re-election in the March primary. Her eight years as Cook County State's Attorney have been dotted with some controversies, but it's her handling of the Laquan McDonald case that will likely be what she's most remembered for. If given the chance would she have done anything differently during her tenure as state’s attorney?
Alvarez joins host Eddie Arruza in discussion.
May 5: In a surprise move, Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says she wants off the Jason Van Dyke case involving the killing of Laquan McDonald.
March 15: Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez lost her bid for re-election to Kim Foxx in a race that was widely seen as a referendum on her handling of the police shooting of 17-year-old Laquan McDonald.
Dec. 1, 2015: We talk with State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez about the Laquan McDonald investigation and why she thinks voters should give her another four years in office.