Chicago mayor Rahm Emanuel stood shoulder-to-shoulder with his city police on Tuesday afternoon and condemned the prosecutor for dropping the charges against "Empire" star Jussie Smollett and calling the episode "whitewash of justice." "(19659002) The Chicago Police beat Superintendent Eddie Johnson and Emanuel said that they were not only angry at the outcome of the surprise hearing on Tuesday, but were also blinded by the decision itself. The officers only learned that Smollett was not charged with allegedly faking a hate crime at the same time the public found her out.
"Where is accountability in the system? You can not – because of a person's position ̵
Meanwhile, the state's first deputy prosecutor, Joseph Magats, told the Journalists that he still thought Smollett filed a false police report. He said the prosecutor's office "stand behind the investigation and the facts" and added, "This was not a discharge."
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Emanuel Also said: "[This case] sends a clear message that if you are in a position of influence and power, you will be treated in a way, and if you are not, you will be treated in a different way."
If one does not contact the cops and suggest, the episode could further burden the relationship between the department and the prosecutors.
"I do not know what's unusual about the prosecutor, but we figured out when you did it," Johnson said. "Prosecutors, of course, have their discretion, we still have to work with the state prosecutor, and then we have talks."
But Johnson made sure he unequivocally added, "By the end of the day, it was time for Smollett to commit this fraud."
On Tuesday, the Cook County Procuratorate announced that all 16 crimes against Smollett ( 36) were dropped and the record was sealed in the case. Smollett voluntarily renounced his $ 10,000 bond and Smollett's lawyer Patricia Brown-Holmes said the funds would likely go to the city of Chicago.
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Brown-Holmes also warned Chicago bulls when they claimed at the end of their investigation that Smollett's story of being attacked by two Trump supporters had been a joke. She said the police must "investigate the claims" before suspecting the suspects and putting them on trial in the press.
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Johnson declared in February the case, "I hang my head and ask," Why? "Why would anyone, especially an African-American man, use the symbolism of a noose to make false accusations, how could anyone look on the hatred and suffering associated with this symbol, how can a person who was embraced by the city "Chicago turns and beats everyone in this city by making this false claim: Bogus' police reports are causing real harm."
Smollett has preserved his innocence and has not pleaded guilty to all 16 charges against him known.
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Smollett told police he was being attacked by two masked men when he was arrested At about two o'clock in the morning on January 29, a sandwich shop on the Chicago Subway went home. The actor, who is black and openly gay, said the masked men beat him, made derogatory comments and shouted "This is MAGA country" – an obvious reference to President Donald Trump's motto "Make America Great Again" during an attack lasted less than a minute.
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Eventually the police concluded that the masked men were the brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo, and the brothers were identified by the men seen identified as being on surveillance video the rope that was hung around Smollett's neck during the alleged attack. Johnson told the press at the time that the Osundairo brothers were cooperating with authorities and led the investigation of a hate crimes investigation into a false reporting case.
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Johnson later said on "Good Morning America" that the police had evidence that had not yet been published that Smollett staged the attack. Johnson told Anker Roberts that he had worked "very closely" with the Osundairos lawyer to investigate the matter, and that Smollett was initially treated as a victim rather than a suspect in the case, which quickly gained national attention.
"It's not the Chicago police saying [the attack was staged]," Johnson said at the time. "It's the evidence, the facts, and the witnesses who say it."
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Cook District Attorney Kim Foxx After retiring from Smollett's case, she asked Johnson first, the FBI against Smollett The alleged attack was investigated after former First Lady Chief of Staff Michelle Obama allegedly contacted Foxx to inform her that Smollett's family had concerns about the probe.
The Chicago Fraternal Police Chief Kevin Graham's order then alleged that Foxx had unlawfully impeded investigations into Smollett's alleged crime. Graham reportedly wrote to the US Department of Justice to investigate whether Foxx itself violated laws related to the probe.
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. Smollett's lawyers have previously fined the Chicago PD's behavior Fox News said they witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system. The presumption of innocence, a foundation in search of justice, was trampled at the expense of Mr. Smollett and, above all, underfoot. On the eve of mayoral elections, Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity, who earnestly and solemnly upholds his innocence and is betrayed by a system that appears to be skipping due process and passing directly to conviction.
Mike Arroyo, Tyler McCarthy and Sasha Savitsky of Fox News have contributed to this report .