Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Launch Internal Investigation Over Alleged Leaked Information

Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Launch Internal Investigation Over Alleged Leaked Information

Jussie Smollett Case: Chicago Police Launch Internal Investigation Over Alleged Leaked Information

Sergeant Rocco Alioto, a Chicago PD spokesman, told reporters on Thursday : "As a standard procedure when there are allegations of information being leaked, an internal investigation has been opened and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities". Police initially investigated the case as a possible hate crime.

While many have turned their backs on Jussie Smollett after he was arrested for filing a false police report and was accused of lying about his racist and homophobic attack, one celebrity still has his back.

Police and prosecutors now say Smollett paid brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo to stage the attack as part of a plan to raise Smollett's public profile and increase his salary on the Fox TV drama. The Chicago PD says there's been a ton of "inaccurate" information surfacing in the media surrounding Smollett's case and now, they're trying to crack down on who the culprit is.

The nurse, whose identity was not revealed, said she never accessed Smollett's chart.

In other news involving the case, dozens of staffers were also fired from Northwestern Memorial Hospital in Chicago for accessing Jussie's medical records without permission.

Smollett, who will return to court March 14 to face a felony disorderly conduct charge for allegedly making the entire story up, went to the hospital in the early hours of the morning on January 29 after speaking to police. The actor said the men yelled racial slurs at him and threatened his life while pouring an unknown substance on him. He has since been released on a $100,000 bond.

The allegations against Smollett come from an alleged attack on the actor, which police now believe to be a hoax orchestrated by Smollett to further his career.

We previously reported, in January, the "Empire" actor reported to police that he had been attacked by two men that poured an unknown substance on his body and placed a noose around his neck.

Smollett's representatives said they learned of the incident shortly after the news broke, but did not elaborate.

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