The Rev. Jesse Jackson led a rally for Foxx Monday morning, telling a crowd of her supporters that “she’s done a good job and she’ll do a better job in the future.” Nearby protesters from Chicago’s Fraternal Order of Police union marched with signs. FOP spokesman Martin Preib called conduct from Foxx’s office “highly suspicious.”
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Foxx’s office last week dropped charges against Smollett , who faced 16 felony counts and was accused of making a false police report that he was the victim of a racial and homophobic attack. Since then she has faced criticism from Mayor Rahm Emanuel, Chicago police and professional associations.