Chicago Police Release Footage of Jussie Smollett with Noose Around Neck

Chicago police have released hundreds of files from the investigation into Jussie Smollett's claim that he was assaulted by two men.

"Yeah, I do, I just wanted you all to see it", Smollett replies as he begins to take off the rope.

"Yeah", said Smollett, before unwinding the white rope, loosening it and placing it on the kitchen counter.

In the body cam footage, an officer asks Smollett if he wants to take off the white rope that is seen hanging around his neck.

In all, police released almost 1,200 different individual files on Monday, including thousands of pages of documents, arrest reports and handwritten notes from police. They also included footage from what appeared to be the route police said the two brothers who participated in the alleged staged January attack took to and from the scene. "The friend shared that the entire event was orchestrated by (redacted)".

A male voice is then heard asking police if the conversation is being filmed before the man asks the officer that he "turn it off".

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Many files contained surveillance-camera footage that police collected as they launched what they initially called a hate-crime investigation.

Smollett's accomplices told police that they were paid to conduct the fake attack in order to garner sympathy for the actor.

Smollett's face is blurred in the video because investigators believed he was the victim of a hate crime at the time of the attack.

According to CBS Chicago, the Chicago Police Department released nearly 70 hours of video on Monday in relation to Smollett's case.

- Chicago police have released a massive new batch of evidence in the controversial Jussie Smollett case. Gatson tells officers that the alleged attack made him emotional.

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