Chicago Attorney Jim Murphy tears up Kim Foxx

A veteran Illinois prosecutor reportedly slammed Cook County prosecutor Kim Foxx in a scathing, office-wide letter of resignation, saying her administration is “more concerned with political narratives and agendas than with victims and the prosecution of violent crime.”

Cook County Assistant Attorney Jim Murphy added that he “cannot continue working for an administration I do not respect,” according to the letter of resignation obtained by Fox News.

Murphy’s last day was Friday after 25 years of service. He cited numerous reasons for his departure, including the “Safe-T Act,” which requires prosecutors to have a greater burden of proof to hold accused criminals pending trial.

“I wish I could stay,” he wrote. “But I can no longer work for this administration. I have zero faith in leadership.”

Foxx has not responded to Murphy's resignation.
Foxx has not responded to Murphy’s resignation.

Murphy, who advocates eliminating cash bail, also said Foxx’s office has expedited reform and that his concerns are being ignored. And he cited the “dangerously” understaffing in Foxx’s office, to the point where one- or two-person courtrooms are common today.

“If this government were really interested in effectively combating violent crime, they would fill these courtrooms and units,” he wrote. “Meanwhile, the rest of us are overworked, overworked and underserved. But at least we were allowed to wear jeans in July.”

Foxx did not immediately return messages. Chicago Attorney Jim Murphy tears up Kim Foxx


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