The Chicago Police Department released pages of redacted documents a day after the Cook County state’s attorney’s office persuaded a judge to drop all charges against actor Jussie Smollett.

Smollett, who is biracial and openly homosexual, told police he was attacked by 2 Trump supporters who yelled racist and anti-homosexual slurs at him outside his Chicago condo on Jan. 29.

The Empire star was arrested on Feb. 20 after two Chicago brothers told police he paid them to stage a hoax hate crime against him.

He was later charged with 16 felonies for lying to police. But in a stunning reversal on Tuesday, a judge dropped all charges against Smollett. In another unusual move, the judge ordered his criminal record wiped clean and his case sealed.

Smollett agreed to forfeit his $10,000 bond which will be paid to the police department to offset the costs of investigating his lies.

On Wednesday, police released redacted documents as part of their “iron-clad” case against Smollett. According to the Chicago Tribune, the 61-page file lays out in detail the state’s case against the actor.

The documents detail the investigation behind the scenes that included interviews with unnamed witnesses in front of the grand jury.

Police said they may not be able to release future documents because the case is under seal.


Rumors are rampant that Smollett’s phone records contain “hundreds” of text messages exchanged between Smollett and one of Chicago’s most prestigious political families, as well as Cook County prosecutor Kim Foxx, and other well-connected Chicago politicians and civic leaders.

Previously released text messages show Foxx communicating with former first lady Michelle Obama’s former chief of staff and fixer, Tina Tchen.


Foxx had earlier recused herself from the case. In a radio interview on Tuesday, she denied being responsible for dropping the charges against Smollett. It was reported Tuesday that billionaire globalist George Soros donated $408,000 to Foxx.

Police and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel say they were not alerted prior to the judge’s ruling. In a tense news conference on Tuesday, Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Mayor Emanuel called Smollett a liar and they said he used his privilege to degrade the judicial system.

Chicago residents vented their outrage on social media.



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