Prosecutor Kim Foxx has come under immense scrutiny after 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett had all of his charged dismissed despite the Chicago Police Department being adamant that he had (allegedly) staged a hate crime.
Speaking to Page Six, she denied that Smollett had received any special treatment:
“I have been asking myself for the last two weeks what is this really about,” she said at an event on Saturday.
“As someone who has lived in this city, who came up in the projects of this city to serve as the first African American woman in this role, it is disheartening to me … that when we get in these positions somehow the goalposts change.”
She also said that she is welcoming an independent investigation. The spotlight has been on Foxx since she was forced to recuse herself from the Smollett case after it was revealed she was communicating with one of Smollett's relatives during the probe.
Last week, the Chicago police union called for Foxx’s resignation by holding a “no confidence” vote against her because of the handling of the case.