Jussie Smollett: Chicago PD Begins Internal Investigation After Leaked Information

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He said an internal investigation had begun as part of standard procedure for allegations of information leaks.

Smollett has maintained that he is a victim and has denied all the allegations that he staged the incident.

In the aftermath of the alleged Jussie Smollett attack, both fans and colleagues of the actor have had to choose sides in the polarizing fallout.

"I would like to point out that a lot of the information out there was inaccurate and there were numerous agencies involved in this investigation", said Sergeant Rocco Alioto with the Chicago PD Office of Communications.

Multiple sources also confirmed to FOX 32's Rafer Weigel that while Smollett was being treated for cuts to his face and neck at Northwestern Memorial the day of the alleged attack, hospital employees began trying to access Smollett's medical records, a violation of federal law.

According to CBS' reports, the nurse was sacked last week, and the nurse says that many other nurses and staffers who were fired, were probably for the same reason she was sacked.

One of the unnamed nurses who was sacked, claims to CBS Chicago that she never herself even accessed Smollett's chart. He initially claimed to have been assaulted by two men who approached him yelling racial slurs.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson may have also gone too far when he said Jussie paid the brothers $3,500 to stage the attack.

A Chicago grand jury on Friday indicted Empire actor Jussie Smollett on 16 felony counts for allegedly reporting a false hate crime against him in January.

The actor and singer is now out on $100,000 bond and is due back in court March 14 on a felony charge of disorderly conduct.

Soon after he was charged in February, Empire's executive producers announced that Smollett had been removed from the season's final two episodes.

The Chicago PD's faced tons of criticism for the way they've handled the Jussie Smollett case especially due to the amount of information that was being spread from police sources.

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