Nick Givas | Media And Politics Reporter

Martin Preib, a Vice President of the Chicago Fraternal Order Of Police, said he supports a federal investigation into the alleged hate crime hoax of actor Jussie Smollett.

“We requested that [the FBI] get involved. Weve actually asked federal authorities to get involved in looking at the Cook County states attorney Kimberly Foxx on several issues,” Preib said on Thursday on “Americas Newsroom.”

“So were very happy and grateful that the FBIs going to take a look into this case.” (RELATED: Jussie Smolletts Lawyer Says He Hasnt Ruled Out Suing The City Of Chicago)

Preib said there is escalating tension between the police department and city attorneys that is continuing to breed mistrust within Chicagos law enforcement community.


“Well [its] a lot of empty rhetoric. The tension between the police officers and Kimberly Foxxs administration is intense. This decision in the Smollett case is intensifying that,” he said. “Theres a basic distrust there. I dont think many of us buy these explanations that are coming out of her office. The story seems to change daily, so we dont buy it.”

Preib claimed political favors are likely being traded behind the scenes and said the only way to shed a light on the corruption is to call in the feds.

“Theres political dynamics to it, theres a mayoral election runoff next week. Why she did this, why she waited to do it, why she would drop chaRead More – Source

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