Top Chicago prosecutor taking heat for dropping charges against 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett
Kimberly Foxx had earlier asked Chicago police to hand over the Smollett case to the FBI, according to media reports.
Kimberly Foxx, the first African-American woman to serve as Cook County state's attorney in Chicago, found herself under fire Tuesday after her office stunned the country by suddenly dropping all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett.
The state's attorney's office announced its decision to drop the charges just weeks after he was indicted on 16 felony counts of filing a false police report in connection with his claim to be the victim of a hate crime in January. I take a closer look