A veteran Illinois prosecutor reportedly slammed Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx in a scathing, office-wide resignation letter, saying her administration “is more concerned about political narratives and agendas than with victims and prosecuting violent crime.”
Assistant Cook County State’s Attorney Jim Murphy added he “can’t continue to work for an administration I don’t respect,” according to the resignation letter 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 present a higher burden of proof to hold accused criminals until trial.
“I wish I could stay,” he wrote. “However, I can no longer work for this Administration. I have zero confidence in leadership.”
Murphy, who supports eliminating cash-bail, also said Foxx’s office rushed the reform and that his concerns were ignored. And he cited “dangerously” low staffing levels in Foxx’s office, to the point where one or two-person courtrooms are now common.
“If this administration was truly concerned with effectively fighting violent crime, then they would fully staff those courtrooms and units,” he wrote. “Meanwhile the rest of us are overworked, overstressed, and under-resourced. But at least we were allowed to wear jeans in July.”
Foxx did not immediately return messages.