Professor Andrew Leipold was quoted extensively in an article by the Cook County Record about the State's Attorney's handling of the Jussie Smollett case. On Tuesday, March 26th, State's Attorney Kim Foxx's office dropped all charges that accused Smollett of cooking up a racist and homophobic attack against himself.
“This is a puzzle,” said Leipold, a criminal law and criminal procedure expert at Illinois. “It’s not at all clear to me what led the prosecutors to drop the charges. I’m not saying they shouldn’t have, I’m just saying it’s not clear why they did.”
He added, “Nothing about this feels normal to me. I think, obviously, that stuff is going on here that we don’t know about. It’s hard to connect all these dots in a way that makes sense.”
Read the full article at madisonrecord.com.