IL lawmaker files JUSSIE Act after charges against Smollett dropped

IL lawmaker files JUSSIE Act after charges against Smollett dropped

IL lawmaker files JUSSIE Act after charges against Smollett dropped

Foxx noted that some of the evidence in Smollett's case made a chance of conviction "uncertain".

A source connected to the Mayor also told TMZ, "they will absolutely file a civil case to get the money".

Smollett's allegedly false police report filing cost the city an estimated $130,000 or more.

Cook County State Attorney's office on Tuesday, dropped all charges against Smollett who was said to have staged a racist and homophobic attack against himself. "Smollett should not be able to get anything more from the City of Chicago or IL". If Smollett attempts to fight the suit, the case will play out in court: a judge will rule whether or not the Empire star faked his attack before deciding if he is required to pay restitution to the city of Chicago. "It is an embarrassment to our nation!"

"I don't see Jussie Smollett as a threat to public safety".

Smollett's attorney said this was the "right" decision by the state.


The FBI is said to be still investigating the hate letters sent to Smollett prior to the violent incident.

For example, prosecutors frequently offer to drop drug possession charges if defendants agree to treatment and meetings, she said.

In a Friday night op-ed for the Chicago Tribune, Foxx says a review about prosecutors' decision to dismiss all 16 felony counts against the "Empire" actor would help maintain the "community's trust".

In fact, his people have demanded an apology from the Mayor of Chicago and the Chicago Police Superintendent for the way they have supposedly treated Smollett.

"The case is closed", she wrote in a statement shared by TMZ. "I'm still the gay Tupac", he said. You are not gonna believe what just happened to me. Among its recommendations: recusals of chief prosecutors should apply to the entire office; prosecutors should not take advice from politically active friends of the accused; alternative prosecution should include the defendant admitting culpability; and Smollett's record should not have been expunged immediately in the interest of transparency.

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