The special prosecutor brought in to investigate state attorney’s handling of the Jussie Smollett case in Chicago has ruled the office mishandled the case but stopped short of doing anything criminal.
Dan Webb scrutinized Foxx and her team for how they decided on March 26 last year to throw out charges that the former Empire actor staged a hate crime.
Webb’s statement said his investigation “did not develop evidence that would support any criminal charges against State’s Attorney Foxx or any individual working at (her office)” but “did develop evidence that establishes substantial abuses of discretion and operational failures” in the case, per AP News.
Last year, Smollett was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct, but the charges were soon abruptly dropped. Special prosecutor Dan Webb was called in to review the case and re-charged Smollett with six counts of the same charges, to which he pleaded not guilty earlier this year.
Smollett has always denied the charges against him.