CHICAGO — Two local organizations are calling for judges, policing agencies, and state attorney offices to be held accountable for what they call an, “onslaught of brutal unsolved murders of black and brown women and girls.”

Kenwood Oakland Community Organization (KOCO) and Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere (MOVE) held a joint press conference at 10 a.m. on April 26 on the steps of Cook County’s courthouse.

This event came on the heels of the bench trial of Jimmy Jackson who was charged with murder in the 2018 disappearance of 65-year-old Daisy Hayes.

On Friday, Judge Diana Kenworthy dismissed the charges due to a lack of evidence. Hayes remains missing and the case remains open.