Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx says 'this is personal' about calls for her to resign

CHICAGO (WLS) -- Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx joined Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., on Saturday at Rainbow Push Headquarters to address calls for her to resign following her office's decision to drop charges against "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett.

"I'm committed to serving my term and should the people have me continuing forward," Foxx said.

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Cook County State's Attorney Kim Foxx joins to join Rev. Jesse L. Jackson, Sr., at a news conference following calls for Foxx's resignation Saturday.



On Thursday, the Chicago Fraternal Order of Police and dozens of Cook County police chiefs banded together to announce a "no confidence" vote in Foxx.

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They gathered at the FOP headquarters over what they claim is Foxx's mishandling of certain felony case including Foxx's office controversial decision to drop charges against Jussie Smollet over his alleged staged attack.

However, Foxx said she is asking herself "what is this really about".

Foxx, who grew up in Cabrini Green and is the first African American woman to serve as Cook County State's Attorney, said she is asking herself "what is this really about."

"We get into these positions somehow goal posts change," Foxx said.

The police chiefs claim the safety of citizens and officers are at risk because of Foxx's decisions to allegedly under prosecute, especially when it comes to felony retail theft cases and battery to police officers.

"I will tell you that this is personal," Foxx said. "I stand with our partners in law enforcement every day. I have never, will never speak ill of our partners in this work."
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