Police Were Told Deal Was in Works with Jussie Smollett

A possible deal with the "Empire" actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped.

  • Published 30 May 2019

CHICAGO (AP) — New documents on the Jussie Smollett case show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the "Empire" actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped. The 460 pages released Thursday show detectives investigating Smollett's claim he was the victim of a hate crime were told by Cook County prosecutors a deal with Smollett could include a $10,000 fine and community service. Chicago police… Read at AP News