Jussie Smollett: Chicago PD Begins Internal Investigation After Leaked Information

Phillip Cunningham
March 9, 2019

The Chicago Police Department is now under investigation in relation to the Jussie Smollett attack.

The Chicago Police Department claimed Nigerian-American brothers Ola and Abel Osundairo told them the attack was orchestrated by the "Empire" actor and that they were paid $3,500.

He said an internal investigation had begun as part of standard procedure for allegations of information leaks.

According to CBS Chicago, a nurse, who remains anonymous, said that she was sacked from Northwestern Memorial Hospital last Tuesday for simply scrolling past the actor's chart without actually accessing it.

One nurse, who preferred to remain unnamed, claims it was a misunderstanding, and denies ever accessing Smollett's chart. She said she never accessed the actor's chart, but simply scrolled past it when looking for another patient's name. She added that other employees might have been mistakenly fired for the same reason.

Edward Wodnicki, chief of detectives for CPD's Area Central, started the probe after disorderly conduct charges were filed against the actor in February after a almost month-long investigation that began when Smollett reported he had been attacked by two men in Streeterville early on January 29 who beat Smollett and shouted racial and homophobic slurs, CPD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi.

The actor was arrested on February 21 and charged with filing a false police report after detectives said he staged the hoax hate crime attack to boost his fame because he was unhappy with his salary on the show.

The blast radius from the alleged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett continues to grow - and we don't mean the actor's future onEmpire or his next court appearance. Smollett has since been charged with "staging" the attack.

Jussie Smollett has plead not guilty to filing a false police report, and remains free on bond.

TMZ also reported, "We're told authorities are trying to determine if the pages have the lettering found in the letter".

"Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing".

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