Kim Foxx Recuses Herself From Another Case Over Selfie

Special prosecutor to be appointed in Jedidiah Brown case

Mike Krauser
April 23, 2019 - 12:14 pm

CHICAGO (WBBM NEWSRADIO) -- An assistant to Cook County State’s Attorney Kim Foxx said in court Tuesday that she had no idea her office was prosecuting one of her campaign volunteers when she took a selfie with him at a racially-charged event at Rainbow-Push.  

It was early this month when the FOP staged a Kim Foxx protest over the Jussie Smollett case and its belief she’s soft on crime. She then appeared at Rainbow-Push, where speakers assailed the police union as racist. 

And it was there that activist Jedidiah Brown took the picture with Foxx. Her office was prosecuting Brown for allegedly punching police officers. 

They're represented by attorney James McKay.

“The eight police officers that I represent were stunned when they saw the man that they arrested at that press conference with miss Foxx on April the 6th,” McKay said.

McKay piled a petition for a special prosecutor. 

“She never should have posed for that photograph. It’s real simple. If a man has a pending criminal case the State’s Attorney shouldn’t have any contact with that person," he said.  

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An assistant state's attorney agreed to seek a special prosecutor. Attorney Jon Erickson, who represents Brown, said he’s being used as a pawn.

“What you saw today was a battle between the FOP and Kim Foxx and my client was used as a pawn in that battle. It had nothing to do with his case," Erickson said.

McKay said, "that's complete nonsense." 

Erickson noted the officers are the defendants in a civil rights suit filed by Brown.