Prosecutor receives death threats in wake of Smollett decision
Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has received a series of threats against her life and safety in the wake of her office's decision earlier this month to abruptly drop criminal charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett, according to a high-ranking staffer and a political ally.
Jennifer Ballard Croft, Foxx's chief of staff, confirmed Monday that Foxx's "physical safety" has been threatened in the wake of the Smollett case.
"The state's attorney's office can confirm that the state's attorney has received threats to her personal safety and security, a number of which have contained racially charged language," Ballard Croft told the Sun-Times.
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