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The Chicago police union president says they are ‘angry’ indictment was withdrawn against Jussi Smollett

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The president of the Chicago police union on Tuesday that they were unhappy that prosecutors dropped against the “Empire” actor Jussi Smollett, adding that the move validates their request for the federal authorities to investigate the county’s top prosecutor.

Chicago Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Kevin Graham told Fox News that the move by the prosecutors was unusual, considering what he described as the strong case is pulled together by the city’s police force. The union is not given a heads-up to the announcement, ” he said.

“Charges were dropped, and we certainly are angry,” Graham said. “I am sad about. I have not received a satisfactory answer about what is going on.”

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Earlier Tuesday, the Cook County State Attorney’s office announced that all 16 felony counts against Smollett, 36, were dropped and the record in the case was closed.

Smollett told the police that he was attacked by two masked men as he was walking home from a Chicago Subway sandwich shop around 2 a.m on Jan. 29. The actor, who is black and openly gay, said the masked men beat him, made derogatory remarks, and cried, “This is a BIG country” — a clear reference to President Donald Trump’s campaign slogan, “Make America great Again.”

Last week, the FOP asked federal authorities to look into Cook County prosecutor, Kimberly Foxx, who had previously recused himself from the Smollett research.

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Last week, the FOP asked federal authorities to look into Cook County prosecutor, Kimberly Foxx, who had previously recused himself from the Smollett research.
(AP)

“Graham’s request to the Prosecutor of the V. S. John Lausch in a March 15 letter about reports that Mrs. Foxx tried to influence the police investigation in command of a lawyer and family members of Jussi Smollett,” the union said in a March 18 entry of their blog.

Foxx previously asked Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson, let the FBI investigate Smollett alleged attack after the former chief of staff to former first lady Michelle Obama reportedly contact Foxx to inform her that Smollett the family had concerns about the probe.

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The latest development in the case of the highlights why we wanted an inquiry in the first place,” Graham told Fox News. “I think we are right on target.”

“I can’t think of a better way to ensure that the information does not come to the light of day than by dropping the costs and ensure that all records are sealed,” he added.

Fox News’ Andrew Keiper, Jessica Sager, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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