Cook's County Attorney Kim Fox has withdrawn from the investigation into the alleged attack on actor Empire Jousie Smolet, ABC News's office said on Tuesday.
"From abundance of caution, the decision to withdraw was taken to resolve potential issues of impartiality based on knowing the potential witnesses of the case," said ABC News spokesman by email
The First Assistant State lawyer Joseph Magazz will act as a state attorney for
Former County Prosecutor Anita Alvarez criticizes Foxx in a facebook post on Wednesday
"Maybe I had to withdraw from the difficult cases that came upon my desk when I had the impression that when the voters chose me and I took my oath, it meant I had to do my job. "
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Fox Entertainment's television and Fox Entertainment released this statement on Wednesday:" Jussie Smollett continues to be a perfect professional on the set and as already 19659002 Earlier on Tuesday, the advice that Smolett was spotted on the night of his attack with two brothers who were arrested and later released without charge was considered "unjustified" by the police in Chicago, according to CPD spokesman Anthony Gulliel
Smollett reported in January that he had been attacked by two masked men who threw him with racist and homophobic offenses, and had put a rope around his neck in the Whittleville neighborhood in Chicago
visited a resident of the building and announced that he had seen the three men in a lift in the building during the night in question, Guglielmi said.Guilelmi published in a tournament on Tuesday night
Hours earlier, the brothers and their lawyer were seen in Leighton's building for criminal deeds. The lawyer was seen to leave at 15:45. no comment. Chicago police have told ABC News that the brothers met with prosecutors and police, but have not testified before the grand jury on Tuesday.
Detectives are actively investigating allegations but have not confirmed that is true, the official said.
The Chicago police said this Weekend was "impatient" to resume the interview for Smolette after releasing the two brothers who were initially identified as persons of interest in the alleged attack. A spokesman for Smollett said his lawyers talked to the police.
Brothers who are not considered suspects in the attack also told the police that they were paid to do the attack, the official said. We are not homophobic and we are not anti-Trump, we are born and raised in Chicago and we are American citizens, "the brothers said in a statement.
The FBI and the US Postal Inspectorate are investigating the letter sent to the Chicago Empire's Chicago studio on January 22, and whether Smollett is a member of the US Embassy. played a role in sending the letter, two federal officials confirmed to ABC News. The letter is currently in the FBI Laboratory for analysis, according to one of these sources.
Last week, Smolet sat down with Robin Roberts of Morning America and spoke of the letter. there was a figure hung from a tree with a pistol pointing to him with the words saying, "Smiley, Joyce, you'll die black (exploding)," Smtla said. "There was no address, but the return address was big, red, you know, like hats," MAGA. Did I do that? "WATCH: Jussie Smollett's Interview with Good Morning America:" I'm not weak "
After the police have been investigating Smollett's attacks for weeks as a possible hate crime, that one of the brothers bought the rope to be used in the local hardware store attack The Chicago Sun-Times reported that the shop was Crafty Beaver Craft Craft Store in Ravenswood
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Todd S. Pue and Victor P. Henderson "A victim of a hate crime that collaborated in the police investigation, Jussy Smolet is angry and devastated by recent reports that the perpetrators are natural persons with whom he is acquainted, is now a further victim of allegations attributed to these alleged perpetrators that Jussi plays a role in his own attack. Nothing is farther from the truth, and anyone who claims he is otherwise lying. One of these suspected suspects is Jussie's personal coach, who has hired him to physically prepare him for a music video. It is impossible to believe that this person may have played a role in the crime against Jussi, or claim a fake accomplication of Jussi.
Jussy and his lawyers expect to be further updated by the Chicago police about the state of the investigation. At the moment, Jussie and his attorneys tend not to respond to "unnamed" sources in the investigation but will continue discussions on official channels . "
A DAC spokesman said on Sunday," While we are unable to confirm, deny or comment on the validity of the unofficial release, there are some developments in this investigation, and the detectives have some follow-
ABC7 Eyewitness News also taught Tuesday that Smollett did not oppose DUI, driving without a license and providing false information to law enforcement authorities at Los He was sentenced to two years of probation and either spent three days in prison or paid a fine of $ 100 for the three offenses, according to the City Prosecutor's Office, although it is unclear what option he has chosen
If convicted of filing a fake police report that is a crime in Illinois , Smollett may be imprisoned for up to three years. about the amount of resources devoted to the Smolet case, and not about the unresolved deeds of their sons.
"I just call on the police in Chicago today to hear our words and hear what we are talking about today," said Sheila Rush, whose son was murdered. "As I said, nine years have passed and I want justice.