Jussie Smollett Wants Chicago P.D. to Hand Over Documents That Led to Arrest
Jussie Smollett is vying for a comeback amid the ongoing protests against police brutality.
According to new court documents, the former Empire star says he deserves to know why Chicago’s top cop, Eddie Johnson, was fired from the position last year, insinuating that it may be linked to internal corruption.
“As we see millions across the country rise up to protest and expose police misconduct, the city [of Chicago], by its refusal to produce the requested documents, is choosing to actively resist a citizen’s lawful efforts to reveal dishonesty, directly relating to the charges against him,” the motion reads, according to FOX News.
It further notes the former police supervisor “oversaw and publicly commented on the investigation” that led to the star’s arrest.
Of course, Jussie was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct for allegedly lying to police and staging a hate crime in January 2019.
The case is still going through a continuous evolution in the court system, but we’ll definitely be following up on this.
Perhaps Jussie’s story will be seen through a different lens now. Thoughts?