The state Attorney General’s Office said Thursday that a man from Chicago has been charged with allegedly sending a death threat to Mayor Lori Lightfoot and Cook County Attorney Kim Fox earlier this month.
As reported Chicago Tribune:Christopher J. Tatlock allegedly e-mailed senior city officials on May 4, threatening to kill Lynch with a gunshot wound, including “intending to shoot and hang Fox,” “unless he commits a crime in Chicago,” the statement said. . From the Office of Attorney General Kwame Raul.
A similar letter Tatlock sent to Lightfoot was also found by investigators, the newspaper reported.
Tatlok is now charged with two counts of hate crime, including threatening a government official, and up to 16 years in prison. Tribune:.
Tatlok is scheduled to appear in Cook County Court on May 20. He is under house arrest before the trial; he must give up his weapons. He can not use either.
“There is no room for hatred or violence in our society. We must condemn such acts as strongly as possible,” Raul said. Tribune:. “My office will work to bring to justice anyone who threatens the physical safety of any resident of our state, regardless of their position.”
Lightfoot became the 56th mayor of Chicago in May 2019. և the first black woman և openly gay politician to hold that position. His administration has been under stress over the recent rise in violence և COVID-19 restrictions. theGrio: previously reports.
This is not the mayor’s first brush with a potentially dangerous person this year. as previously reportedIn February, Cook County prosecutors charged a man with stalking her and shooting her at home.
Joseph Igartua has been charged with three counts of aggravated assault and one count of conspiracy to commit felony criminal mischief, according to the Cook County District Attorney’s Office. During the hearing on the bonds, Judge Mariam Ahmad ordered him to stay away from Lightfoot, hand over all his guns, and keep him out of touch, as reported. Fox 32.
Lightfoot issued a statement condemning the incident and expressed hope that the incident could be a lesson for the public. “We simply cannot ignore our individual and collective humanity. “We need to model the behavior we want our children to emulate,” the statement said.
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