REPORT: Kim Foxx’s Office Has Dismissed Over 25k Felony Cases

According to new analysis from the Chicago Tribune, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx, who burst onto the national scene with her involvement in the Jussie Smollet spectacle, has dismissed over 25k felony cases.

These dropped cases include people accused of murder, sex crimes, and attacking police officers.

Per the Chicago Tribune, during Foxx’s first three years as the county’s top prosecutor, her office dropped all charges against 29.9% of felony defendants, a dramatic increase over her predecessor, the Tribune found. For the last three years of Anita Alvarez’s tenure, the rate was 19.4%.

In all, a total of 25,183 people had their felony cases dismissed under Foxx through November 2019, up from 18,694 for a similar period under Alvarez.

These dropped cases include people accused of murder, sex crimes, and attacking police officers.

When confronted with the statistics, Foxx did not deny the findings.

Foxx did argue however that the numbers give “an incomplete picture of her commitment to keeping the public safe.”

“It is always eye-opening to be able to look at our own data and compare it to my predecessor’s past,” Foxx told the Chicago Tribune “I can’t reconcile what her decision-making was, and how they chose to (dismiss) cases in the past. But I will say that this administration has been clear that our focus would be on violent crime and making sure that our resources and attention would go to addressing violent crime.”