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By Minyvonne Burke and Associated Press
Cook County's top prosecutor, Kim Foxx, has received a series of "raped loaded" threats to the office that suddenly dropped charges against "Empire" case Jussie Smollett.
"We can confirm that the state's lawyer has been threatened with her personal security and security, a
The constraints came in the form of e-mail and telephone calls, but the spokesmen refused to delve into their specific character.
Chicago Sun-Times, investigator of state law firm's investigative agency and executive unit has been warned of the threats.
Smollett, 36, was accused in March of 1
Smollett, who is black and gay, told police that on January 29, two masked men flung racial and homophobic sips before they beat him, shoved a nose around his neck and poured what he said was bleaching on him.
Just a few weeks after the accusation, the Cook County State law firm announced that it dismissed the charge. the actors and kicked actors.
Foxx retired from the Smollett case in February due to "potential issues of impartiality based on acquaintance with potential witnesses", a spokesman for her office told NBC News in a statement on February 19
But in a series of text messages between Foxx and her staff, she expressed concern that her office left the actor.
"Just because we can upload something does not mean we should," reads an March 8 message to her top committee. "It's not who we want to be."
Almost shortly after Foxx's office rejected the charges, Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel closed the prosecutor who said it was a "whitewash of justice."
"From top to bottom, this is not at the level," he said.
Police superintendent Eddie Johnson accused Smollett and his group of brokerage "an agreement to circumvent the judiciary".
One of Foxx's sharpest critics has been the president of the Chicago Police Union, Kevin Graham, who urged her to go down and said the handling of the Smollett case is another example of her office letting people go for ease.
Part of Foxx's Chicago Reform criminal justice scheme is not to surrender suspects to non-criminal crimes and,
"We must have a prosecutor who will charge people when they commit crimes," Graham said.
In a letter to Foxx earlier this month, the northern suburb of the Prosecutor General of the President of the Police Foxx's reform agenda seems to "decriminalize or ignore" non-criminal offenses.
Foxx said she was aware of the uprising and asked the Independent Inspector's Secretary-General in Cook County to see how her office handled Smollett's case. Foxx said in a press release on Friday that she will not comment on the matter until the review is complete.