Kim Foxx, Chicago's top prosecutor, has received emails and calls threatening her safety, her office said Monday.
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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx described actor Jussie Smollett as a "washed up celeb who lied to cops" in texts to her staff.
Kim Foxx, Chicago's top prosecutor, has asked the Cook County inspector general to investigate her office's handling of Jussie Smollett's criminal case, a spokesperson from Foxx's office confirmed Friday.
While celebrating her victory in becoming the first African-American woman picked to lead Chicago, Lori Lightfoot thanked the city and those who blazed the trail for her victory.
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx now indicates uncertainty about the strength of evidence and testimony that underpinned charges against Jussie Smollett, and she welcomes an outside review of how her office handled the case, she wrote Friday in The Chicago Tribune.
The city of Chicago wants $130,106.15 in the next seven days from actor Jussie Smollett, to cover the cost of the investigation into claims he was attacked in what he described to police investigators as a possible hate crime.
Had Jussie Smollett's case gone to trial, it's unlikely that any of the results would have included time in prison for the "Empire" actor, the top prosecutor in Chicago said Wednesday.