REPORT : Police official suggests ‘recused’ Kim Foxx behind decision to drop Smollett charges
REPORT : Police official suggests ‘recused’ Kim Foxx behind decision to drop Smollett charges

REPORT : Police official suggests ‘recused’ Kim Foxx behind decision to drop Smollett charges



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A Chicago police official suggested Tuesday that Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx was behind the decision to drop all charges against Jussie Smollett — even though she recused herself from the case last month. “Recusing herself, but not her administration, is a distinction without a difference,” Fraternal Order of Police Second Vice President Martin Preib told The Post. “What underling is going to go against their boss’s wishes?” Earlier this month, FOP President Kevin Graham asked Chicago US Attorney John Lausch to launch an investigation of Foxx over allegations she interfered with the police probe of Smollett’s hate crime claims. Graham’s request came in response to the revelation of text messages showing that Foxx had tried to get the FBI to take over the case, following her introduction to a Smollett relative by former first lady Michelle Obama’s chief of staff, according to the Chicago Tribune........