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.