Foxx wrote Friday her office's decision to nix the charges was based on "specific aspects of the evidence and testimony. that would have made securing a conviction against Smollett uncertain". Indeed, we have condemned in particular her decision to drop murder convictions in cases that her predecessor, Anita Alvarez, upheld. That prosecutor, Joe Magats, said that the case against Smollett was solid, noting: "We didn't exonerate him".
Emanuel claims the city has racked up a bill during the investigation for the "hoax" that occurred after the actor alleged that he was attacked by two masked men on Jan.29.
Leave it to the experts to call what's going to happen with the justice system after the fiasco in Chicago surrounding Jussie Smollett.
Following the charges' sudden dismissal this week, officials from the statehouse to the White House have demanded investigations and additional consequences for Smollett. It wasn't clear which public statements from officials she was referring to, but it may have included comments made by Johnson during a press conference announcing Smollett's arrest.More news: Gonzaga Star Has Heartbreaking Quote After Elite Eight Loss
Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi says the relationship is like a marriage and sometimes needs work, but both organizations are crime fighters.
"I am not flawless, nor is any other prosecutor out there, but ensuring that I and my office have our community's trust is paramount", Foxx wrote.
"We must separate the people at whom we are angry from the people of whom we are afraid", she wrote.
"Yes, falsely reporting a hate crime makes me angry, and anyone who does that deserves the community's outrage", Foxx wrote. But she added that jails should be reserved for those who commit violent crimes.