Chicago Prosecutor Abruptly Quits, Rebukes DA Kim Foxx Who Helped Jussie Smollett

A top Chicago prosecutor has quit suddenly and dropped the hammer on Cook County District Attorney Kim Foxx in a scathing resignation letter.

James Murphy III was a veteran Chicago prosecutor who served as a supervisor overseeing felony bail hearings and grand jury matters.

Foxx was the DA who tried to give Jussie Smollett a sweetheart deal and then helped Smollett by denouncing the special prosecutor who convicted the disgraced Hollywood star.

CWB Chicago posted the resignation letter from Murphy where he declares that he has “zero confidence” in Foxx’s leadership.

Murphy has been an assistant state’s attorney for more than two decades.

He is frequently the prosecutor who talks to the media during high-profile cases.

But on Friday, he reportedly ended it all and put the blame squarely on Foxx.

According to CWB, Murphy says he cannot continue to work for an administration he “does not respect.”

He also calls Foxx’s office mission vision and value statements “just a P.R. stunt – words on a page.”

The letter goes on: “How many mass shootings do there have to be before something is done?

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“This Administration is more concerned with political narratives and agendas than with victims and prosecuting violent crime.

“That is why I can’t stay any longer.”

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By David Hawkins

David Hawkins is a writer who specializes in political commentary and world affairs. He's been writing professionally since 2014.

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