Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Union Wants Federal Probe into State's Attorney Kim Foxx's Role in Investigation - NBC Chicago

Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Union Wants Federal Probe into State's Attorney Kim Foxx's Role in Investigation

Smollett was initially charged with one felony count of disorderly conduct in filing a false police report in February, then indicted on 16 counts by a grand jury on Friday

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    Smollett Enters Plea in Latest Court Appearance

    Actor Jussie Smollett returned to court Thursday as he pleaded not guilty to 16 felony counts. NBC 5's Ash-har Quraishi has the story. 

    (Published Thursday, March 14, 2019)

    The Chicago police union's president alleges that the county's top prosecutor interfered with the investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett before recusing herself and wants the Justice Department to determine if she broke any laws.

    Several media outlets in Chicago report that Fraternal Order of Police President Kevin Graham wrote the Justice Department following reports that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx asked Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to let the FBI investigate Smollett's allegations that he was attacked by two masked men after the former chief of staff to former first lady Michelle Obama informed Foxx that Smollett's family had concerns about the probe.

    The police kept the investigation and Foxx recused herself. Her office charged Smollett with lying to police.

    Foxx's office didn't immediately respond to a request for comment.

    Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to Disorderly Conduct

    [CHI] Jussie Smollett Pleads Not Guilty to Disorderly Conduct

    "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett pleaded not guilty to disorderly conduct charges Thursday. Chris Hush reports. 

    (Published Thursday, March 14, 2019)

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