Cook County, Illinois, State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and others in her office lied to the public when they initially prosecuted Smollett in connection to a faked attack and when the charges were dropped against him weeks later, according to a report released Monday.
Special prosecutor Dan Webb mentioned multiple occasions when Foxx and others in her office made false public statements regarding Smollett’s case in 2019 in the 68-page report. He concluded that some of the office’s actions could have violated legal ethics, although he said they did not do anything criminal.
Webb said the prosecutors’ handling of the initial case against Smollett showed Cook County State Attorney’s Office’s “major failure of operations.”
Webb took over the case against Smollett after the Cook County State Attorney’s Office dropped charges against Smollett in March 2019. He investigated Foxx’s handling of case and if Smollett should be charged. Read more…