Dueling rallies were held in Chicago on Monday over the shocking dismissal of charges against “Empire” star Jussie Smollett last week — a decision that has caused outrage amongst police.
Protesters led by the Fraternal Order of Police in Chicago stood outside of Kim Foxx’s office and chanted “Foxx must go!” and “lock her up!” while holding up signs demanding her resignation.
The Fraternal Order of Police (FOP) is a fraternal organization consisting of sworn law enforcement officers in the United States. It reports a membership of over 346,000 members organized in 2,100 local chapters (lodges), state lodges, and the national Grand Lodge.
Earlier in the day, Rev. Jesse Jackson, clergy, elected officials, attorneys
Supporters of Foxx also joined protesters outside the attorney’s office by Monday afternoon.
The Cook County State’s attorney stunned the public after it was announced charges against Smollett for allegedly staging a racist and homophobic attack would be dropped. The decision was received with intense backlash from the public and from law enforcement officers.
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