Chicago Police open internal investigation into alleged leaks in Jussie Smollett case

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28 March, 2019

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

She maintains that she never accessed the actor's chart directly, but did innocently scroll past his name while looking for another patient's name. The influx of information that leaked to the media relating to Jussie Smollett's case has prompted officials to look into where their "vulnerabilities" lie.

Smollett was arrested on February 21 after being charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report in which he claimed he was the victim of a crime. That same nurse believes others, like her, were fired for the same reason.

Smollett told police that he was assaulted while out walking at 2 a.m. on January 29.

Smollett continues to claim that he did not make up the attack.

During the investigation, numerous pieces of information made their way into the media, and it's these leaks that have prompted the Chicago P.D.'s new investigation.

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She said that it all happened at the end of her shift last Tuesday, when she was called in and fired without being given a chance to say anything. They allegedly punched and poured bleach on him while one of the suspects put a rope around his neck.

Smollett, who is accused of filing a false police report, was charged last month with felony disorderly conduct.

He said the attack "was staged, the brothers had on gloves during the (air quotes) "staged attack" where they punched him a little, but as far as we can tell, the scratching and bruising that you saw on [Smollett's] face was most likely self-inflicted". TMZ reports they "obtained documents that on the surface back his claim the $3,500 check he wrote to Abel was for training".

Meanwhile, Chicago police said the attack was a "publicity stunt" because Smollett was upset with his "Empire" salary. And, a text on January 25 reads, 'This is the meal plan and the breakdown of macronutrients.

After his arrest, Smollett's legal team fiercely proclaimed his innocence, writing in a statement: "Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system".


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