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CrimeChicago's top prosecutor subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett case

22:45  28 april  2019
22:45  28 april  2019 Source:   msn.com

2 top deputies resign from Chicago prosecutor's office

2 top deputies resign from Chicago prosecutor's office Two top deputies to the Chicago prosecutor whose office handled the Jussie Smollett case are resigning. 

Chicago's top prosecutor subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett case © The Associated Press FILE - In this Feb. 22, 2019, file photo, Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx speaks at a news conference, in Chicago. Text messages released showed Foxx believed her office had overcharged “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett for allegedly staging a racist, anti-gay attack on himself drew heavy criticism because Foxx had recused herself from the case. (AP Photo/Kiichiro Sato, File)

CHICAGO — Chicago's top prosecutor has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who's pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett.

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Jussie Smollett Prosecutor Kim Foxx Receiving “Racially Charged” Threats Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx has reportedly received a series of threats following the decision by her office to drop the criminal charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett. 

The Chicago Sun-Times reports that Sheila O'Brien also subpoenaed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's top deputy and requested that Smollett appear at a hearing on her request.

Foxx was harshly criticized when her office announced it was dropping charges against Smollett that accused the black, gay actor of staging a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago.

Foxx has defended the decision to drop the charges and says she welcomes an independent investigation.

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Check out the AP's complete coverage of the Jussie Smollett case: https://www.apnews.com/JussieSmollett

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Another conflict of interest pops up in Kim Foxx's handling of Jussie Smollett case.
The Cook County judge set to decide Thursday whether a special prosecutor should be appointed to investigate why charges were dropped against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has a son who works in the state's attorney's office. The news sets up another potential conflict of interest with State's Attorney Kim Foxx's office and its handling of the controversial case. KIM FOXX FIGHTING FIGHTING PUSH TO APPOINT SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO HER HANDLING OF JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE Judge Leroy Martin Jr.

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