JUSSIE SMOLLETT: Chicago Police Chief Speaks Out

Written by on February 26, 2019

There’s plenty more evidence that Jussie Smollett staged his own hate crime, says Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson.

In an interview with Robin Roberts on Good Morning America (Monday), Johnson said, “There’s still a lot of video evidence, physical evidence and testimony that doesn’t support what he said happened…

He added that Smollett “was treated like a victim.” But things changed when police spoke with brothers Abel and Ola Osundairo. Johnson said investigators detained the duo for 48 hours and that they became “cooperating witnesses” in the 47th hour.

The chief maintained that Chicago police did not target the Empire star. “It’s not the Chicago police saying [the attack was staged] — it’s the evidence, the facts and the witnesses that are saying it.”

After surrendering on Wednesday, Smollett was charged with felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report. If convicted, he faces up to three years in prison.

On Good Morning America, Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson says they have plenty more evidence against Jussie Smollett

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