Alvarez considers age, fitness requirements for investigators

October 5, 2009 2:22:06 PM PDT
The escape of convicted bank robber Robert Maday is prompting a review of hiring practices in the Cook County State's Attorneys Office.Maday disarmed a 69-year-old investigator and his 57-year-old partner to escape Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez is now considering age limits and fitness requirements for her investigators.

The average age is 56 for her office's 163 investigators. Many of them are officers and detectives who have retired from the Chicago Police Department.