At least 42 people have been charged with a felony following the Chicago looting and widespread unrest this week, according to Cook’s attorney Kim Foxx on Thursday.
Foxx said in a statement that her office is “ready and ready” to review the cases and accuse the suspects “when appropriate.”
The charges include 28 crimes of theft and robbery, 6 counts of possession of guns, 5 counts of malice or counter-police and one crime of theft and damage. asset. The most serious charge involved in robbery is an attempt to kill.
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Latrell Allen, 20, was charged with attempting to kill on Monday after firing a gun on officers, according to Chicago police.
The unrest that started late on Sunday stemmed from a video posted on Facebook that claimed police falsely shot and killed a 15-year-old boy, the Chicago-Sun-Times reported.
City officials have pressed Foxx to accountable for the more than 100 people arrested.
Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Chicago Police Director David Brown pointed to Foxx earlier this week. Brown suggested that since very few people were seriously charged in the previous plunder in late May and early June, this led many to do so, Fox 32 Chicago reported.
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“Criminals take to the streets in the belief that there will be no consequences for their actions and I refuse to allow these cowardly acts to hold our city hostage”, Brown said after the shooting. “CPD will not stand up when our beautiful city center becomes a place where people are afraid.”
Foxx, however, rejected claims that the plunder was motivated by not being prosecuted.
“The notion that people believe they are somehow empowered because people are not prosecuted for robbery again after the instability started is simply not true. According to the broadcaster, those cases are being brought to court right now, ”Foxx said.
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Her office on Thursday did not immediately have information about misdemeanors related to robbery. In one case where her office refused to issue a felony charge, the detectives “agreed to not charging a felony”, according to the statement.