Dan Webb has been appointed the special prosecutor in Empire actor Jussie Smollett‘s case.
Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Dan Webb: “The truth is, I have to go where the facts go and I cannot let politics dictate where I go and how I make decisions. I intend to expedite everything, but the facts will take me where they take me.”
Mr. Webb will consider whether renewed charges against the actor are warranted and investigate and how local officials handled the case.
Update to this story.
CHICAGO (WLS) — Former U.S. Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois Dan Webb has been appointed as a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case, a judge announced at a hearing in Chicago Friday.
A petition for a special prosecutor to investigate Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx and her handling of the Jussie Smollett case was filed after Foxx shockingly dropped all 16 felony counts the actor faced for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack in January in Chicago.
“Empire” actor and R&B singer Jussie Smollett told Chicago police in January that two men physically attacked him and yelled racial and homophobic slurs. More
Looks like Chicago is going to have a do-over with regards to Smollet because the prosecutor is corrupt. Jussie Smollett may not be off scot-free just yet.
Excellent!!! Now go after them from top(Moochelle O) to bottom🤷♀️ And that incompetent @KimFoxxforSA who should be disbarred🤦♀️
— Kit-Kat 🇮🇹🇺🇸 (@katiebabyrn) August 23, 2019
Look out, Kim Foxx. The special prosecutor will investigate both Smollett and Foxx. She needs to be disbarred and put in prison for the blatant abuse of power.
I’m sure Kim Foxx is concerned because Webb is an honest and incorruptible officer of the court.
— Deplorable Mike (@MikeMatthewsua) August 23, 2019
America is still a land of law and order, no matter how many Smollett sympathizers that they had to stack the deck with.
They should finally hold him and all the Chicago protectors responsible and get the Chicago PD their money back already
— beautiful gulf of mexico (@beautifulgulf) August 23, 2019
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— Dave Brooks (@DJBrooks7777) August 23, 2019