Statement from Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx on Guilty Verdict in Commander Paul Bauer Trial

March 13, 2020

Following a guilty verdict of first-degree murder in the case of Chicago Police Commander Paul Bauer, Cook County State’s Attorney Kimberly Foxx released this statement: 

“We welcome today’s guilty verdict and the justice it brings to the family of Commander Paul Bauer, the Chicago Police Department, and the citizens of Chicago. This senseless murder ended the life of an honorable man and highly regarded public servant. Commander Bauer’s dedication to serving and protecting the community was evident on February 13, 2018, as he performed his final duties as a Chicago Police Officer. This tragic case is a sober reminder of the dangers that police officers and first responders face in their daily work to keep us all safe,” said Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx


“We hope that this verdict will provide some measure of comfort and closure for Commander Bauer’s loved ones. We will continue to support our law enforcement partners as we work together seeking justice for all victims in Cook County.”