CHICAGO (CBS) – The former appeal judge, who is seeking a special prosecutor in the Jussie Smollett case, has filed three new motions to present her case to another new judge.
Illinois retired Appeal Judge Sheila O'Brien has claimed that it would be a conflict of interest for any Cook County judge to adjudicate on her application for a special prosecutor's office to investigate why Cook County prosecutors are filing charges of disorderly behavior against the Cook County Prosecutor "Empire" actor dropped.
At a hearing last week, Judge Michael Toomin rejected O'Brien's request to transfer the case to a judge outside the county. The judgment of O'Brien had not proved that the judges in Cook County could not be impartial.
O'Brien has also petitioned Cook County State attorney Kim Foxx and Joseph Assistant's First Assistant State lawyer, Foxx, to oversee the Smollett case after talking to one of his relatives He was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack before he was accused of filing a false police report.
Toomin had declared O'Brien's earlier efforts to summon Foxx and Magats premature.
The next hearing on O'Brien's request for a special prosecutor is scheduled for 31 May.
Cook County's Inspector General Patrick Blanchard examines Foxx handling the case.