As of today, the Chicago Police Department (CPD) has sought felony charges in 43 cases related to the events Sunday night. Forty-two of those cases have been approved. In the case where the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office (CCSAO) declined to file felony charges, the CPD detectives concurred with not charging a felony. The felony charges approved include:
“The State’s Attorney Office is ready and available to review cases brought to us by law enforcement and to charge those cases when appropriate,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. “I am committed to keeping our communities safe and continuing to collaborate with our law enforcement partners to demand accountability and seek justice for the people of Cook County.”
Felony cases where charges have been filed appear in bond court the following morning. Cases continue to be reviewed and investigated by law enforcement and we will continue to file felony charges if appropriate.
The CCSAO has not been made aware of whether misdemeanor charges have been filed in the remainder of cases. Once an arrest is made, law enforcement may release a person without charging, charge with a city ordinance violation (prosecuted by City attorneys), or directly file misdemeanor charges (prosecuted by the CCSAO). Defendants charged with misdemeanors that are directly filed by law enforcement are often released on bond at the police station. The CCSAO becomes aware of the existence of misdemeanor cases a few days before the first court appearance.