Chicago's Top Prosecutor Subpoenaed in Jussie Smollett Case

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The Chicago Sun-Times reported that retired appellate judge Sheila O'Brien also subpoenaed Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's top deputy and requested that Smollett appear at the hearing.

Chicago's top prosecutor Kim Foxx has been subpoenaed to appear in court by a retired appellate judge who is pushing for a special prosecutor to investigate the handling of the case against actor Jussie Smollett.

The Chicago Sun-Times on Friday reported that Sheila O'Brien also subpoenaed Cook County State's Attorney Foxx's top deputy, Joseph Magats, and requested that Smollett appear at the hearing.

Foxx was harshly criticized when her office announced it was dropping charges against Smollett that accused the black gay actor of staging a racist and anti-gay attack on himself in downtown Chicago.

Foxx has defended the decision to drop the charges and says she welcomes an independent investigation.