CHICAGO — Video from a police officer’s body camera shows Jussie Smollett inside his apartment with noose around his neck the night of his apparent hoax. In the footage released Monday, officers soon were asked to turn off the camera.
The release comes as cops released hundreds of pages of damming evidence against the disgraced ‘Empire’ actor.
Smollett was indicted on February 20, 2019, for disorderly conduct consisting of allegedly paying two Nigerian-American brothers to stage a fake hate crime assault on him and filing a false police report.
Smollett’s defense team reached a deal with prosecutors on March 26, 2019, in which all charges were dropped in return for Smollett performing community service and forfeiting his $10,000 bond.
On March 27, 2019, it was announced that the FBI would be investigating as to why the charges were dismissed.