The Chicago Police Department no longer believe that Jussie Smollett was the victim of a racist, homophobic attack. Actually, they think it’s quite the opposite.
This new development comes courtesy the Chief Communications Officer of the Chicago PD, Anthony Gugliemi, via Twitter:
Case Update: Jussie Smollett is now officially classified as a suspect in a criminal investigation by #ChicagoPolice for filing a false police report (Class 4 felony). Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County Grand Jury. pic.twitter.com/FhDcbBKsuU
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 20, 2019
So, what does this mean for the 36-year-old actor? Well, if the Cook County Grand Jury determines detectives have provided enough evidence to proceed with a trial, then Smollett could be charged for filling a false police report and may have to face a jury of his peers to convince them otherwise.
If things don’t go Jussie’s way the felony carries a maximum 3-year prison sentence!
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