Jussie Smollett Gets Special Prosecutor To Investigate Why Charges Were Dropped Against Him
A judge appointed a special prosecutor to investigate why charges were dropped against Jussie Smollett for allegedly faking a hate crime.
Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed former U.S. attorney Dan Webb to the case.
Per The Blast, during a news conference Webb said he would,
“First, to investigate if any persons or offices involved in the Smollett case engaged in any wrongdoing.”
He continued, “Number two, determine if reasonable grounds do exist to further prosecute Mr. Smollet.”
“And number three, to submit a written report to the court of our findings and conclusions at the end of the special prosecutor’s investigation.”
Webb added that he planned on getting a grand just involved. His role in the case is completely pro bono and he is working for free.
“I’m going to take it one step at a time,” Webb added. “I gotta master the facts. I gotta learn the legal issues and I gotta be fair to everybody. But I can tell you right now, our strategy and our plan is to expedite it and move forward very quickly.”