Richard Devine shared his concerns on the abrupt prosecutor office's dismissal of charges against Jussie Smollett. The Cook County state’s attorney’s office dismissed all charges against Jussie Smollett on March 26, creating a firestorm of controversy. As is often the case, the ensuing debate has generated a great deal of heat without adding much to an understanding of what occurred. The charges were dismissed at an unscheduled court call, apparently without notice to the police superintendent. The assistant state’s attorneys simply said they were dismissing the case, an action within the prerogative of the prosecutor and not subject to outside review.
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