Kim Foxx ousts Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez in primary

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CHICAGO — Voters have ousted the Chicago area's top prosecutor in a Democratic primary race focused on the office's handling of the shooting death of a black teenager at the hands of a white police officer.

Kim Foxx's victory Tuesday over Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez sends her to a November matchup in which she will be heavily favored.

Foxx, a former aide to the Cook County board president, criticized Alvarez over the Laquan McDonald shooting, as protesters scrutinized her investigation as a cover-up. The teenager was shot 16 times in October 2014, an incident that was captured on squad-car video.

Alvarez's office charged the police officer with murder, but not until November, a year after the shooting and hours after a judge ordered the city to release the video.