Media interest in my exclusive interview with outgoing Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez has been strong. In the first day since my “Heavy Hitters” series launched, I’ve been asked about landing the interview and my own impressions of how she handled herself in the aftermath of the video of the Laquan McDonald shooting becoming public.
Monthly Archives: August 2016
Outgoing Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez says the fall she took once the public learned of the shooting death of Chicago teen Laquan McDonald is unjustified, and she blames Mayor Rahm Emanuel for allowing her to take the fall when she says many at City Hall knew about the video showing Chicago police officer Jason Van Dyke shooting McDonald 16 times, even as he lay on the pavement. She speaks exclusively with Sylvia Perez as part one of the new web series “Heavy Hitters.”