Foxx went on to make a comparison between Smollett's case and another.
"Pedophile with 4 victims 10 counts, celebrity who had lied to the police, 16. On a case suitable for a deferred indictment, I think it's an indication of something we should look at in general, just because we Demanding something does not mean we should. "
These texts and other communications between Foxx, its prosecutors, and people outside their offices were received by CNN through an open filing request.
Foxx said in a statement released on Tuesday that it had appealed to Joseph Magats, the state's first deputy prosecutor, for Smollett's indictment to discuss the review of office policy consistencies in our fee collection and our use of a suitable fee authority. "
" I was elected to carry out the reform of the criminal justice system and that includes intent, constancy and discretion. I will continue to abide by these guiding principles, "Foxx added.
The materials highlight the frustration and pressure that Foxx's office faced when it handled the Smollett case.
Last month The State Procuratorate dropped 1
As The news came that all the charges had been dropped, Foxx employees were stating, "I just wish I could have foreseen the extent of this reaction and plan a bit better," Cook County Procuratorate Risa Lanier wrote in a text message
The Procuratorate She said she was never actively involved in the case because the crime was the lowest level. I got a crime, but she got updates until an e-mail from the chief ethics officer went to her staff and told her not to investigate to involve the investigation.
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