“Increased crime throughout Cook County and a rush for the door in Foxx’s office are all the result of the same thing: Leadership in the State’s Attorney’s Office.”
Orland Park, IL—High profile resignations have rocked Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office. Over 235 people have resigned Foxx’s office in the past year, according to the Chicago Tribune. NBC-5 reported that 5 people have now resigned from Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s office in recent days.
The most high-profile resignation was that of 25-year veteran assistant state’s attorney James Murphy, who left saying “I can no longer work for this Administration. I have zero confidence in their leadership…”
Ted Lagerwald, a 24-year veteran assistant state’s attorney, warned in his resignation letter, “We cannot lose sight of our core mission and the evil that we often face… We truly are the last line of defense against a wave of violent criminals who are intent on killing, raping, and robbing. Without us and the work we do, our free society fails. This can never be ignored.”
Orland Park Mayor and Candidate for Congress (IL-06) Keith Pekau responded to the attrition in Foxx’s office, saying: “Increased crime throughout Cook County and a rush for the door in Foxx’s office are all the result of the same thing: Leadership in the State’s Attorney’s Office. Kim Foxx is the problem.
“We see the same failed leadership in cities across the country where woke prosecutors push anti-police, anti-law-and-order schemes using feel-good language like “re-imagining prosecution,” and argue that “data and science” to back their pro-criminal, anti-victim approach. It’s garbage. Unfortunately, far-Left Democrats like Sean Casten want to take this experiment even further. In fact, he voted to eliminate qualified immunity for police officers, which shields them from harassment and liability when they perform their duties lawfully. Removing qualified immunity would make it almost impossible to hire police officers and would make us all less safe.”
“It’s just common sense: Enforce the law. Support law enforcement. That’s what we do in Orland Park. The results speak for themselves. We’ve seen the lowest index crimes in 27 years, while Cook County as a whole saw massive increases in crime. I am running to bring the same common sense leadership to Congress and to restore safety to our streets.”