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A Chicago judge ruled that the Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx does not have the authority to appoint a deputy state’s attorney, after her recusal from the matter; and Matt Finn reports.
The Cook County state Attorney Kim Foxx’s handling of the controversial Jussi Smollett’s alleged hate-crime case — including the controversial decision to have all of a sudden dropped all of the charges against him — will be investigated by a special prosecutor, an Illinois judge ruled on Friday, in the afternoon.
The decision of Cook County Judge Michael Toomin, according to FOX32 Chicago, illinois, after a barrage of criticism and second-guessing about the Look of the management of the case, in which Smollett, who alleged that he was assaulted in the early morning hours of Jan. 29 while walking home to his Chicago apartment.
Foxx previously said that they would welcome an independent probe by the inspector general, but not with a dedicated officer of the ministry of justice.
Smollett, who plays the character of Jamal Lyon on the TV show, “Empire”, he was accused in February by the Chicago police on the forgery of the attack. He denies the charges, and the prosecuting attorney’s office later dropped all of the 16 charges he faced.