Jussie Smollett charged with felony disorderly conduct
Chicago detectives suspect that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report
Empire actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report claiming two men attacked him last month, Anthony Guglielmi said charges were approved by the Cook County State’s Attorney Office and Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest. Filing a false police report is disorderly conduct, according to Illinois code. A class 4 felony is punishable by one to three years.
Chicago detectives suspect that “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett filed a false police report when he said he was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack in downtown Chicago.
Police say Smollett is now officially a suspect in the case. https://t.co/tifzNt0fUj
— WTVC NewsChannel 9 (@newschannelnine) February 20, 2019
State’s Attorney Kim Foxx also releasing statement saying “shortly after the incident… Foxx had conversations with a family member of Jussie Smollett… based on those conversations… out of an abundance of caution… Foxx decided to remove herself from the case” https://t.co/ABK4xHofR6
— Judy Hsu (@JudyHsuABC7) February 20, 2019
Smollett’s transformation from victim to suspect in a reported attack that captured national headlines came on the same day that a high-ranking police source said Chicago detectives were working to obtain the actor’s financial records.