Cook County State's Attorney 'disappointed' by death penalty ban

March 10, 2011

Produced by Eight Forty-Eight

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Cook County State's Attorney Alvarez believes the death penalty abolition is an issue that should have been left to voters.

Eight Forty-Eight turned to individuals who work on capital cases for additional insight. Host Alison Cuddy spoke to Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez.

Alvarez has been a vocal supporter of the death penalty, and spoke by phone to talk about how this new legislation will affect prosecutors at her office.