JUDGE ORDERS SPECIAL PROSECUTOR TO HANDLE JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE

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A veteran Cook County Judge decided on Friday that a special prosecutor will be appointed to look at how the case of Jussie Smollett was handled by State’s Attorney Kim Foxx. Judge Michael Toomin cited unprecedented irregularities in how State’s Attorney Kim Foxx handled the case - improperly recusing herself, but not her office, after having contact with Smollett representatives and then quietly dropping 16 felony counts of disorderly conduct.

"There isn't an office of the 'acting state's attorney.' It existed only ... in the imagination of Ms. Foxx," Judge Toomin said. With this new information presented, Smollett can still be tried for allegedly staging the attack on himself.

Hubert Brown Jr