The last place a person wants to be a victim is in the city of Chicago. From Laquan McDonald to 15 men in exonerated in one day back in December 2017, the Chicago Police Department is infested with corruption. Now, Jussie Smollett appears to be getting the same treatment by CPD, which said this week that the actor will be charged if he isn’t the victim he said he is.
#ChicagoPolice Supt Eddie Johnson says #JussieSmollett is still being treated as the victim in this case but if the investigation does reveal he made a false report he will be held accountable,” Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel tweeted Tuesday.
“The sources say cops ‘informally asked’ Jussie if he would surrender his phone … to verify he was talking to his manager on his cell when he was attacked,” TMZ reported. “We’re told he felt ‘uncomfortable’ doing that and declined, but he was never asked about phone records. A Chicago police official had said Jussie refused to turn over both the phone and records. We’re told Smollett has already said he will provide the records, and is in the process of gathering them.”
The Chicago Police Department has also reported two different descriptions of the suspects. TMZ wrote that Jussie never said the men were wearing MAGA hats, only that they screamed “MAGA country.”
As for the rope around his neck, TMZ also explained, “There are reports that Jussie had the rope around his neck long after the incident when he was being treated at the hospital. We’re told that is not the case. He did have the rope around his neck when cops arrived at his building 42 minutes after the incident. The sources say he kept it there to ‘preserve the evidence.'”
CPD was reportedly looking for the store where the rope was bought.
On Jan. 29, while walking to a Subway, two men reportedly yelled racial and homophobic slurs at the actor after he exited a restaurant, investigators told The Hollywood Reporter. They allegedly punched and poured bleach on him while one of the suspects put a rope around his neck. As they fled the scene, Smollett told police they said, “This is MAGA country.”
Threatening letters directed at Smollett were reportedly sent to Fox Studios in Chicago a week before. The cutout letters read, “You will die black f**.” See below:
Hopefully, the Chicago Police Department can stop babbling to the press and focus on their investigation.