Chicago Police release Jussie Smollett investigative files

FILE- This image provided by the Chicago Police Department and taken from surveillance video shows two people of interest in an attack on

FILE- This image provided by the Chicago Police Department and taken from surveillance video shows two people of interest in an attack on"Empire actor Jussie Smollett walking along a street in the Streeterville neighborhood of Chicago early Tuesday J

As part of the case's disposition, Smollett has agreed to some community service work and will forfeit his $10,000 bond. "We believe in transparency, even on hard situations". Foxx then called Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to ask him to let the FBI investigate the alleged attack.

They testified before a grand jury, and soon after Smollett was charged with filing a false report of the attack. "We will not try this case in a court of public opinion".

"Do I think justice was served?"

Then the conversation shifted to another controversy. Chicago PD delivered a trove of documentation on the case to reporters in response to a FOIA request before the record was sealed, though an additional gag order has reportedly kept an "8 inch thick" investigative file back from that document dump.

This was before Smollett was considered a suspect and before he did the Good Morning America interview.

"Spoke to Superintendent Johnson". Examples of messages from February 1, 4, and 12 were released. She believes he'll be judged for "the rest of his life.' And, Wendy says his situation caused a "divide" on the 'Empire" set. Smollett said the $3,500 paid to the brothers was for fitness training. He had previously pleaded not guilty to the charges, and yesterday insisted, "I have been truthful and consistent on every level from day one".

"Wolf, I want to ask you a question", he said. Foxx said that when the conversations occurred Smollett was considered a victim in the case and nothing untoward occurred.

On Tuesday, as part of a sealed deal, the IL state attorney's office dismissed 16 felony charges brought by a grand jury against the Trump-hating actor, who blamed phantom white MAGA supporters for a brutal racist "assault" that left him with a teensy-weensy scratch under his eye.

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"There was no attempt, whatsoever, to influence the outcome of this case".

Jackson said Smollett has spent more than two days. or 16 hours at the organization, as noted by prosecutors.

Fox Television, which produces "Empire", issued a one-sentence statement late Tuesday saying only that the company was "gratified" that the charges had been dropped. "The state dismissed the charges", attorney Patricia Holmes said as the actor celebrated with family, whose claim that Smollett had been vindicated was flatly rejected by the police.

Speaking with USA TODAY on Tuesday (March 26), the Hollywood veteran broke down her reaction to the court ruling.

Instead, Foxx simply handed it off to her own first assistant, Joseph Magats. "They have concerns about the investigation", Tchen wrote in a text message to Foxx.

"It makes no legal sense", he added.

Smollett said two masked men shouted racial and anti-gay slurs, poured bleach on him, beat him and tied a rope around his neck. "We stand behind the investigation, we stand behind the decision to charge him and we stand behind the charges in the case".

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