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Police Begin Internal Investigation Into Jussie Smollett Case

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Police Begin Internal Investigation Into Jussie Smollett Case

Police Begin Internal Investigation Into Jussie Smollett Case

On Thursday, Chicago police announced that the department will be conducting an internal investigation to determine the source of information leaked anonymously to media about “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s case.

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Sergeant Rocco Alioto with the Chicago PD Office of Communications said,

“I would like to point out that a lot of the information out there was inaccurate and there were numerous agencies involved in this investigation,” said Alioto. “As a standard procedure when there are allegations of information being leaked, an internal investigation has been opened and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities.”

Back in January, Smollett reported to police in that he had been attacked in Chicago in an incident that ended with a noose around his neck. A month later, he was arrested after being charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report in which he claimed he was the victim of a hate crime. The actor was then released after he posted $10,000 of his $100,000 bond.

Chicago Police now believe to be a hoax orchestrated by Smollett to further his career. They also allege that, prior to the attack, he sent himself a threatening letter, which did not receive the attention he had hoped it would, according to reports.

Smollett has maintained that he‘s innocent and has denied all the allegations that he staged the incident. His next hearing is set for March 14.

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