Chicago Police Chiefs Announce Vote of No Confidence in State’s Attorney Kim Foxx Over Handling of Jussie Smollett Case


Chicago police have been unhappy with Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx following the dropped charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett in March. (On the day of the announcement, police superintendent Eddie Johnson slammed the move.) Now, they are going so far as to issue a vote of no confidence — in a move they are calling “unheard of.”

At a news conference on Thursday, the Chicago police union, along with 30 suburban Illinois police departments, made their announcement

“This is pretty unheard of, that the chiefs associations are getting together this tightly from across Cook County to address this issue,” said Jack Touhy, speaking on behalf of the south suburban police association. “We do talk on occasion. We do have things that we do through the Illinois chiefs. But on a Cook County level, this is unheard of.”

He added, “This obviously is something that needs to be addressed.”

Shepard Smith, whose show took a portion of the news conference live, quoted from a police letter to Foxx:

“The abrupt dropping of the 16 indictments against the Empire actor Jussie Smollett during an unannounced court hearing on March 26 is the latest and most egregious example of the failure by you and you staff to hold offenders accountable.”

Watch above, via Fox News.

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