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Kim Foxx Deputies Resigning After Jussie Smollett Scandal

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Kim Foxx Deputies Resigning After Jussie Smollett Scandal

Kim Foxx Deputies Resigning After Jussie Smollett Scandal

According to the latest reports on Fox News, at least two top executives inside the Cook State’s Attorney’s Office have submitted their resignations — including State’s Attorney Kim Foxx’s chief ethics officer, April Perry, who was the person who advised Foxx to “recuse” herself from the Jussie Smollett case.

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A spokesperson said that Mark Rotert, the director of the office’s Conviction Integrity Unit, has also submitted his resignation. Both Perry and Rotert are scheduled to work their last days on the job in May.

“While I feel lucky to have been able to spend the last 15 years of my career in public service, I am looking forward to my next endeavor in the private sector where I have the opportunity to continue to work toward increasing the safety of our community,” Perry wrote in an April 15 letter obtained by Fox News via a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request.

As we previously reported, Foxx and her department have been criticized for the way they handled Smollett’s criminal case. Smollett was arrested and charged after Chicago police department claimed they had evidence that the actor had set up his own brutal attack.

However, three weeks later, Foxx dropped the charges against the 36-year-old “Empire” actor on March 26, explaining that Smollett was offered “deferred prosecution” because he forfeited his $10,000 bond and performed some community service.

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