Smollett documents show prosecutors who have debated how to explain the cancellation of indictments
The prosecutors were arguing over how to explain their case for stopping all charges against actor Jussie Smollett, according to documents released on Friday. Patricia Holmes suggested that Smollett be a "dedicated citizen of Chicago who volunteered for the community in the Chicago area is engaged and contributing regularly, "the New York Times reported. On Friday, Cook County Prosecutor Kim Foxx made more than 2,000 pages of documents public in connection with the case in which the 36-year-old actor of Empire claimed to have been the victim of an attack in Chicago his.
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Foxx had withdrawn from the case and cited false rumors that she was related to Smollett. Earlier statements indicated that she had refused contact with Smollett's family members during the investigation. [1
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Cook County State Attorney Kim Foxx (Associated Press)
The documents also show that Foxx & # 39; team was wondering if she should even apologize. Texts with her chief of staff showed that Foxx was not happy to use them again. She also mentioned the rumors that she was a "racist" relative and said that an ethics officer told her that she "had to do it".
According to Times, the prosecution and the defense lawyer acted on a series of e-mails attempting to neutralize the language so that Smollett was neither innocent nor guilty in staging the alleged attack to reduce his portrayal as a contributor to the community.
In March, Foxx's office said she had not "formally" withdrawn and used the term more in the "colloquial" sense than in the legal sense.
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Smollett Was Charged The 16 charges included the creation of a false police report allegedly staging an alleged hate crime against him.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.