By Chinta Strausberg, Chicago Crusader
Just in office a few weeks, Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx is diversifying her office at historic levels
“We are actively reorganizing the States Attorney’s office, being mindful about diversity in our senior leadership positions,” Foxx told the Chicago Crusader.
“We’ve hired our chief diversity officer, and we will be announcing several executive level leadership positions that will be filled with people of color for the first time ever.
“We are looking at our procedures and protocols for police involved shootings and hopefully within the next several weeks we will be unveiling a new protocol,” she said.
Foxx grew up in the now demolished Cabrini Green, a Chicago Housing project. She is now the county’s top prosecutor, and vows to bring “transparency and justice” to that office. Foxx is actively trying to visit every community her office serves and is “partnering with community organizations and other elected officials to meet our constituents where they are,” she said.
Asked about the U.S. Justice Department’s waning existence and its report on the Chicago Police Department, Foxx said the DOJ will release its report on the pattern of practice investigation into the Chicago Police Department this Friday.
“The word that I received from various sources is that we can expect to see that report as early as Friday, January 13th,” Foxx said.