A judge on Friday appointed a special prosecutor to look into why state prosecutors abruptly dropped charges against Jussie Smollett after he was accused of staging an attack against himself.
Cook County Judge Michael Toomin appointed former U.S. attorney Dan Webb to look into the investigation, which could result in new charges against the "Empire" star.
At a news conference following his appointment, Webb said he believed his duty was to complete three main tasks.
"First, to investigate if any persons or offices involved in the Smollett case engaged in any wrongdoing," Webb said.
He continued, "Number two, determine if reasonable grounds do exist to further prosecute Mr. Smollet."