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

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.

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