Judge orders second probe of Chicago state’s attorney Kim Foxx

Foxx and her office were previously investigated over their handling of the Jussie Smollett case, in which the actor staged a hate crime assault against him.

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- For the second time in two years a judge is appointing a special prosecutor to look into Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx's handling of a key case.

- Now, the latest one involves Jackie Wilson, who is convicted of murdering a police officer in 1982. But Wilson's conviction was thrown out in 2018 after allegations of torture by former officers connected to ex-Chicago police commander Jon Burge. His case was brought to trial again last fall, but charges were dropped after a prosecutor in the case admitted to having a relationship with a key witness and then allegedly lied on the witness stand. The judge said the state's attorney's office was either inept or engaged in a cover up. A special prosecutor was previously appointed to investigate the state's attorney's handling of the Jussie Smollett case.