Cook's County Attorney Kim Fox spoke at a press conference in Chicago on February 22.
After an intense public reaction, Cook County Prosecutor Kim Fox said on Friday night that he was open to an external investigation into the dramatic decision of her office to dismiss all charges against the "empire" Judy Smilelet.
In a report on The Chicago Tribune, Foxx has admitted that a third-party review in the high-profile case would help preserve transparency.
The surprising decision to withdraw Tuesday's charges, followed by Smollett's innocence and release coupled with the immediate exposé by the mayor of Chicago and the police superintendent that this is a "spoof of justice," puts pressure on the State Prosecutor's Office to defend your actions.
"I am not perfect, nor any other prosecutor there, but to ensure that my office and my office have the trust of our community is of paramount importance," Fox writes, working on a platform for transparency
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Smollett is accused of organizing anti-gay racist attacks against himself in January to promote his career He denied the accusations from the very beginning and says two men have come close they beat him, blew it on him and tied a rope around his neck before shouting, "This is the country of the MAGA," as to the slogan of President Tramp's campaign Again great. "
In order to investigate hate crimes, the city removed 24 detectives from its regular cases, spending up to 1
000 hours to pursue the truth.
Mayor Ram Emanuel wants Smolet to restore the city $ 130,106.15 to cover overtime spent on the investigation.
"In determining whether prosecutions are to be made, prosecutors are required to balance the seriousness of the crime against the likelihood of a verdict," Fox writes. "For various reasons … in my office it was believed that the likelihood of a conviction is not certain."
Foxx said that "the alleged unstable actions of Smollett may have caused him more harm than can be sued by a court."
Her protection does not repel many people.
Foxx could have distanced himself from this mistake, given that her own mistake – the sending of e-mails and letters to the public, the sending of text messages to people close to Smollett at the beginning of the investigation – made her withdraw from the case and leave it to the subordinates. "" But on Wednesday she took over her property, giving interviews in which she expressed her pride and confidence in the way, in which her cabinet was dealing with the case. "" As well as many others in Chicago, believe that Foxx is likely to lose and probably lose
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Foxx's actions have also made both the National Association of District Prosecutors and The Illinois Prosecutors' Association
President Trump even went into controversy, saying he had asked federal police officers to look at Smolet's case.
"I think the case in Chicago is absolutely uncomfortable for our country, and I wanted to see it," Trump said.