'I'm Not Going Anywhere': Foxx Responds to Crowd Amid Calls for Her Resignation - NBC Chicago

'I'm Not Going Anywhere': Foxx Responds to Crowd Amid Calls for Her Resignation

Politicians and faith leaders pushed back on criticism over how Foxx’s office handled the Jussie Smollett case

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    Foxx Responds to Crowd Amid Calls for Her Resignation

    Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx addresses a crowd Saturday just days after officials protested for her to step down. NBC 5's Chris Hush has the details.

     

    (Published Saturday, April 6, 2019)

    Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx addresses a crowd Saturday just days after officials protested for her to step down.

    Foxx’s office deciding to drop all charges against actor Jussie Smollett who was accused of staging his own hate crime, sparked a war of words between city leaders and Smollett’s legal team.

    "I will tell you, I’m not going anywhere," Foxx told a crowd at the Rainbow PUSH Coalition Saturday.

    Politicians and faith leaders pushed back on criticism over how Foxx’s office handled the Jussie Smollett case.

    "This is the same Kim Foxx who vacated 83 convictions that were wrongfully gained from a corrupt police officer who was planting drugs and guns on others," she recounted.

    Saturday's show of support for the attorney comes days after Chicago Fraternal Order of Police and suburban police chiefs gave her a no-confidence vote for her office dismissing all charges against the “Empire” actor—even though Foxx recused herself from the case.

    F.O.P. President Kevin Graham says "Ms. Foxx needs to resign and she should do it quickly."

    While Foxx and her supporters are adamant that special treatment wasn’t given to Smollett, the city is still seeking $130,000 from the actor— to pay for the overtime CPD accumulated to investigate his case.

    "We don’t treat cases differently because of one celebrity, because I can ensure you the people of Cook County state’s attorney doesn’t," Foxx said.

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