CHICAGO (WLS) –Protestors staging a 16 hour sit-in at the Cook County building, 69 W. Washington Street, are calling for the resignation of State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez as other politicians suggest she go before the Criminal Justice Committee of the Cook County Board.
Alvarez and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel are under mounting pressure to step down following the release of dash cam video showing a Chicago police officer shooting a black teenager 16 times as he walked away. Emanuel fired Garry McCarthy from his position as superintendent of the Chicago Police Department earlier this week.
Thursday’s sit-in began at 9:30 a.m. with a rally where protestors chanted, “Anita, resign! Anita, resign!”