"Pedophile with victims 10 counts".
Foxx has been on the ropes since her office dropped all charges against Smollett.
Smollett was charged with disorderly conduct for filing a false police report after staging a racist and homophobic attack, telling police two white men beat him up, poured a chemical substance on him and tied a noose around his neck, with one yelling "This is MAGA country".
It appears that CPD officials got far less input into the decision to drop charges against Smollett.
"Sooo.... I'm recused, but when people accuse us of overcharging cases.16 counts on a class 4 (felony) becomes exhibit A", Foxx said in the message. The Chicago Police Department has also denied public-records requests for its internal documents on the same grounds.
Foxx issued a statement on February 19 recusing herself from high-profile case.
The majority of documents released Tuesday do not deal with the substance of the case and do little to illuminate why prosecutors made a decision to dismiss the charges so soon after bringing them.
Early in the investigation, Foxx talked to a relative of Smollett's about how police were handling the investigation. First Assistant State's Attorney Joseph Magats, a 28-year veteran prosecutor, had been the lead prosecutor.
"Eddie just called. (He) needed to know how to answer questions from press", Foxx texted Magats, referring to Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.
Numerous text messages and emails released detail how the State's Attorneys office responded to the furor after the charges were dropped and defended their decision by releasing data on other cases. Smollett agreed to forfeit $10,000 in bail and do community service. But Foxx's office has since said she removed herself from the case only informally, since an actual recusal would have required her entire office to step aside and request the appointment of a special prosecutor.
It all comes after Smollett's alleged hate crime hoax and in light of him being sued by the city of Chicago after he failed to pay $130,106 for what he cost the city investigating the alleged hoax.
However, Johnson and Mayor Rahm Emanuel held a news conference that morning slamming the decision - "a whitewash of justice", the mayor said. Foxx's office has since said that when an interoffice email to senior staff stated that Foxx was "recused" in the case, the term was used in a colloquial, not a legal definition. Apparently he's coming in to represent the Nigerian brothers in Smollet.
Nonetheless, charges against Smollett were announced the next day, and a grand jury indictment was handed up two weeks later. Prosecutors ultimately dropped all charges against Smollett.