Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) President Kevin Graham made alarming accusations in a letter demanding that Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx be investigated for inappropriate interference in the Jussie Smollett case.
Foxx recused herself from the case under suspicious circumstances, and Graham believes that questions need to be answered about whether she acted appropriately.
"That recusal is wholly insufficient," Graham said in a statement. "In order for Ms. Foxx to properly charge and try this case, her entire office should have recused itself and a special prosecutor been appointed."
Graham reacted to reports that Foxx asked for the Smollett case to be taken over by the FBI, and did it at the request of Tina Tchen, who was formerly an aide to former President Barack Obama and also the chief of staff to Michelle Obama.
Tchen said she was in contact with the Smollett family about their concerns over the investigation.
The correspondence was discovered through a Freedom of Information Act request by Fox 5 in Chicago.
In one email obtained by Fox 5, Foxx says that she convinced Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to turn over the investigation to the FBI.
Instead, Chicago police charged Smollett with making false police reports and he was indicted by a grand jury on 16 felony counts. Smollett has denied any and all allegations that the attack he reported was a race hoax.
John Garcia of ABC 7 said the police told them that the police never turned over the investigation to the FBI because they did not determine that Smollett was the victim of a hate crime.
Here's the latest on the FOP accusations:
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