Democratic Prosecutor Kim Foxx Allegedly Assaulted By Motorist Near Her Home

Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx was reportedly assaulted by a motorist near her Chicago home on Friday. The suspect, William Swetz, 34, is facing charges for his alleged actions during the incident. According to sources cited by Fox 32 Chicago, Foxx was walking near her residence when Swetz began shouting profanities at her and almost hit her with his truck. Court documents indicate that Foxx was forced to step onto the parkway grass to avoid being struck.

In response to the motorist’s aggressive behavior, Foxx made a hand gesture, prompting Swetz to allegedly throw a brown liquid from a drink cup onto her face. The police report states that Swetz then reversed his truck and accelerated toward Foxx. While Foxx was not physically injured, Swetz has been charged with aggravated assault with a motor vehicle and aggravated battery in a public place.

Foxx, who was first elected as Cook County State’s Attorney in 2016, has been under intense scrutiny for her handling of high-profile cases, including those involving actor Jussie Smollett and singer R. Kelly. Despite the controversies, she continues to serve in her role. Her tenure has been marked by both praise and criticism, with supporters highlighting her efforts at criminal justice reform and detractors questioning her decisions in high-profile cases.

This incident adds to the challenges Foxx has faced in her career, bringing attention once again to the polarizing figure she has become in the legal and political landscape of Cook County. The charges against Swetz underscore the serious nature of the threats and hostility public officials can face.