Police footage shows Smollett with noose around his neck

Posted at 7:39 PM, Jun 24, 2019

Chicago Police have released dozens of hours of footage from the investigation into the attack Jussie Smollett reported he suffered.

In one of the videos, Smollett is seen with a noose around his neck as police arrive at his apartment to begin the investigation. Smollett then requested the officers turn off their body cameras.

Chicago Police claim that Smollett fabricated a story that he was involved in an attack fueled by race and homophobia. They claim that Smollett orchestrated a fake assault involving two men, who have seen their charges dropped. After initially being charged by prosecutors for 16 counts of felony disorderly conduct, Smollett's charges were dropped.

Chicago Police, however, stand by their allegations, and has ordered Smollett to repay the costs associated with the investigation.

Last week, a judge appointed a special prosecutor to look into why Smollett's charges were dropped, opening the possibility that Smollett could be charged again.