Chicago progressive DA has lower conviction rate and trial rate than predecessor

Dropped all charges against 29% of felony defendants vs 19% for predecessor. Most dramatic shift is aggreviated assault of police officer (4% dropped to 8%), narcotics (35% to 54%) and escape (4% to 34%). Foxx’s office dropped 1 out of every 4 of those Class X drug cases, compared with about 1 out of 9 for Alvarez (most serious ones).