Jussie Smollett: Chicago PD Begins Internal Investigation After Leaked Information

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Meanwhile, Chicago police want to know who leaked information about the department's investigation into Smollett to the media.

Smollett has denied that any involvement in orchestrating an attack.

"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", a spokesperson for the force said in a statement.

Guglielmi said it would be hard to identify the sources based on the number of people outside the department who may have had access to case details throughout the investigation: evidence technicians from the State Police; prosecutors; the federal law enforcement agencies; even staff in the court clerk's office who processed warrants.

One nurse was reportedly axed but claimed it was a misunderstanding, and said she never accessed Smollett's chart.

According to CBS Chicago, a nurse, who remains anonymous, said that she was sacked from Northwestern Memorial Hospital last Tuesday for simply scrolling past the actor's chart without actually accessing it.

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Smollett, who starred in "Empire", told police in January that he was attacked by two masked men who beat him, made racist and derogatory comments, and then put a noose around his neck.

Sources said those workers have been terminated after gaining access to the "Empire" actor's medical chart.

Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson held a press conference on February 21 calling Smollett's conduct "despicable". He was later released on $100,000 bond.

Chicago police called Smollett's allegedly staged attack a "publicity stunt", and expressed outrage that he had staged the attack because he was upset with his salary.

Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson may have also gone too far when he said Jussie paid the brothers $3,500 to stage the attack. Smollett has since been charged with "staging" the attack.

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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