Foxx says there's no need for special prosecutor in Smollett case

  • Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has been under fire since her office dropped all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

    Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx has been under fire since her office dropped all charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett. Ashlee Rezin/Chicago Sun-Times, Feb. 23

  • Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media on March 26 after charges were dropped against him in Chicago.

    Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media on March 26 after charges were dropped against him in Chicago. Associated Press

 
 

Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx says that neither she nor her top deputy needs to appear at a hearing this week on a former judge's request to appoint a special prosecutor to investigate how her office handled actor Jussie Smollett's case.

Foxx's office filed three motions Tuesday morning, one opposing former Appellate Court Judge Sheila O'Brien's request for a special prosecutor to probe the "Empire" actor's case. The second seeks to quash subpoenas for Foxx and her top assistant, Joseph Magats, and bar O'Brien from requesting further subpoenas. The third motion seeks court permission to allow Foxx's office and the county Inspector General access to records in the case, which were sealed last month at the same hearing where prosecutors dropped all charges against Smollett after he was accused of hiring two brothers to stage a hate crime attack.

For the complete report, visit chicago.suntimes.com.

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