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Chicago Police release Jussie Smollett investigative files

The Chicago Police Department has released 61 pages of investigative case files related to the Jussie Smollett incident, following a Freedom of Information Act (FOIA) request from CWB Chicago.

On Tuesday, prosecutors decided to drop charges against Mr. Smollett, causing almost universal outrage, including from Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel and the city’s police commissioner.

“These files were provided by the Chicago Police Department in response to a FOIA request that CWBChicago submitted upon learning that the Cook County State's Attorney's Office had reached a sealed agreement to resolve Smollett's criminal exposure in the case,” CWB Chicago reports.

The charges included 16 felony counts related to his filing of a false police report and staging a hoax about a fake hate crime.

Smollett may still faces issues at the federal level. It is unclear whether the FBI is still investigating whether Smollett committed mail fraud.

Read through the police reports on Jussie Smollett below:

Part 1 of the investigative file

Part 2 of the investigative file

 

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