Jussie Smollett case: Chicago prosecutor Kim Foxx welcomes outside investigation of case

31 March, 2019, 09:41 | Author: Heather Diaz
  • Jussie Smollett in a tux

Magats told CBS News he believes Smollett made up the allegations, but said the non-violent case qualifies for community service and a financial penalty, which he said is common. However, she did seem to say that the Mayor and Chicago's top cop's public statements played a role in not convicting Smollett.

In an opinion piece in the Chicago Tribune, Foxx elaborated on her decision.

Smollett was accused of faking a racist, anti-gay attack on himself in January.

Police maintain that Smollett staged the attack to promote his career, and Chicago officials have ordered him to pay more than $130,000 to cover the cost of the investigation.

Foxx, who took office in 2016, said she would have preferred for case records to be made public, but IL law prevents her office from releasing the records without Smollett's approval. "In determining whether or not to pursue charges, prosecutors are required to balance the severity of the crime against the likelihood of securing a conviction".

"What killer? You're still alive!" one producer asked, as Smollett pulled out some of the "clues" including crest white strips, three cardboard 'K's and a Teletubby that he called "the gay one".

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For example, prosecutors frequently offer to drop drug possession charges if defendants agree to treatment and meetings, she said.

The more important reason her office made a decision to drop the charge, she wrote in the Tribune, had to do with her promise to reform the justice system. "But, as I've said since before I was elected, we must separate the people at whom we are angry from the people of whom we are afraid".

In fact, his people have demanded an apology from the Mayor of Chicago and the Chicago Police Superintendent for the way they have supposedly treated Smollett.

"Jussie, you know we've got to fire you, right?", Thompson's Daniels says.

Foxx initially said she'd recused herself from the case but later said she had merely "separated" from it, and an assistant district attorney in her office was put forward as the man who made the decision to drop the charges. "They had assigned a victim advocate for each of my clients".

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