[Ed. – Maybe the truth will finally come out.]
The Chicago Police Department released more than 400 pages of official documents from “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett’s case on Thursday.
The documents include case reports, arrest files and supplementary files. The only new information released in Thursday documents are in the final pages, indicating that Chicago police knew weeks ahead of time that there was a deal in the works between Smollett and the Cook County State’s Attorney’s Office led by Kim Foxx, who later recused herself from the case.
The electronic files can be found here: Smollett Electronic Case Files
When the charges were dropped March 26, Chicago police and Mayor Rahm Emanuel were publicly shocked, stunned and outraged. The newly released documents reveal that nearly a full month before charges were dropped on February 28, the assistant state’s attorney on the case told Chicago police detectives that she felt the case would be settled with Smollett paying the city of Chicago $10,000 in restitution and doing community service, which is exactly what happened.