Smollet Update

By Logan Heidenreich


A couple of months ago Jussie Smollett, an actor in the show “The Empire,” was charged with disorderly conduct and 15 other charges for filing a police report for a fake hate crime. On March 26th, all 16 of the charges held against him were dropped.

The charges were dropped due to Smollett’s record in which he had no felonies prior to the investigation. He also dropped his $10,000 bond while in jail.

The Chicago Mayor and Police Superintendent are more than unhappy with the decision. Both men are upset that the Chicago police worked very hard on the case just for it to be dropped like it was nothing. The Superintendent, Eddie Johnson, shows his feelings on the situation when he told Fox News, “Our officers did hard work day in and day out, countless hours working to unwind what actually happened that night… The city saw its reputation dragged through the mud…” He feels that the CPD was made a fool by the case, and Smollett’s record is being wiped clean.