Chicago Looting Cases Are Slow To Go To Court

How can we forget the looting of 2020? With all the civil unrest that was taking place, many Chicagoans looted the city not once but twice. It happened during the George Floyd demonstrations last May and then again in August, leaving our city looking like a force of nature ripped through it.

Almost a year later, this is the rundown on what's happening with those who were arrested:

Out of 392 cases, only about 33 of them have made it to court. From those 33 court cases, 26 individuals have been put on probation and only seven will serve jail time.

States Attorney Kim Foxx says accountability doesn't just mean prison sentences or prison terms. Other reasons for the slow process include some delays for court appearances due to the ongoing pandemic situation.

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