Complete Chicago Police investigative file of Jussie Smollett case right here. Credit to CWBChicago.
Chicago police hit back Wednesday and released the full 61-page investigative report in the Jussie Smollett hate crime hoax, one day after charges against the “Empire” star were suspicisoulsy dropped — but the move prompted a moot court order.
The release of the documents came just one day after Cook County prosecutors dismissed the 16-count indictment against Smollett, saying they had cut a deal with the Empire star to perform two days of community service and forfeit his $10,000 bond over to the city.
The move made it possible for Jussie Smollett’s attorneys to have his criminal case immediately sealed and wiped clean.
An hour after the police department released the files, the Chicago police reportedly became subject of a court order that now bars them from releasing any further files.
The police files – some of which were redacted to remove witness names and personal information – laid out steps taken by detectives to get to find out exactly what took place on the night of Jan. 29.
The report reveals new details about the police obtaining a search warrant for Jussie Smollett‘s iCloud account and then sharing the data with the FBI.
The report also provides brand new details regarding the $3,500 check Jussie wrote to Abimbola “Abel” Osundairo and Olabinjo “Ola” Osundairo. The brothers told police that they were paid to carry out the attack on Smollett, though Smollett claims the money was for personal training sessions.
Smollett told police he was attacked around 2 a.m. on his way home from a Subway sandwich shop. He claimed two masked men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs, poured bleach on him, beat him and tied a rope around his neck. He also claimed the two men shouted, “This is MAGA country.”
Soon though Chicago PD found Smollett had faked the whole hate crime apparently because he was unhappy with his pay on “Empire” and believed the publicity garnered from the incident would promote his career.
The dismissal of charges against Smollett over the fake hate crime drew a swift backlash from the city’s mayor and police chief and raised questions about why Jussie Smollett was not forced to admit what prosecutors had said they could prove in court — that the entire episode was a publicity stunt.
Wednesday’s released report sheds light on some of the behind-the-scenes moves investigators and prosecutors made to interview witnesses and throw off reporters.
Here you can read the Chicago PD’s 61-page report on the Jussie Smollett case:
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