Protesters call for Anita Alvarez resignation, stage 16-hour sit-in

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CHICAGO -- A group of protesters camped out at Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez's doorstep Thursday and demanded her resignation.

The group, which includes clergy, labor and community leaders, want her to answer questions about the Laquan McDonald investigation and why police officer Jason Van Dyke wasn’t charged with murder until more than a year after the shooting, after a judge order the release of this dashcam video.

Outside Alvarez' office Thursday morning the group delivered petitions containing more than 32,000 signatures calling for her resignation.

"I am going to continue being state's attorney and there's no way I would ever even consider resigning,” Alvarez said.

County commissioners Jesus "Chuy” Garcia and John Fritchey announced plans today  to file a resolution requesting that she appear in front of the criminal justice committee.

The community leaders accuse Alvarez of abuses and cover-ups and say the long delay in bringing charges against a Chicago police officer for the murder of Laquan McDonald is just the tip of the iceberg.

Meantime, other protesters calling for Alvarez' resignation are beginning a 16-hour sit-in outside her office.

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