- Associated Press - Sunday, February 28, 2016

CHICAGO (AP) - The mother of a slain Chicago teenager says Cook County State’s Attorney Anita Alvarez used her in a campaign commercial without permission.

Anjanette Albert told the Chicago Sun-Times (https://bit.ly/1WRGEsr) she was watching television recently and was shocked when she saw her tear-stained face flash across the screen. Albert is the mother of Derrion Albert, a 16-year-old honors student killed in a melee outside Fenger High School in 2009. Five teens were charged and convicted in the murder.

The commercial shows Alvarez running through a neighborhood with intermittent images of her with families of victims of violence. When contacted, the Alvarez campaign admitted Albert had not been contacted, and said the ad would be pulled immediately.

Alvarez is seeking a third term as state’s attorney.


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