Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson has made a strong statement about Jussie Smollett and the fact that all charges were dropped against him.
“So listen, I’m sure we all know what occurred this morning, My personal opinion is that you all know where I stand in this. Do I think justice was served? No. I think this city is still owed an apology,” he said during a press conference.
“If someone accused me of doing anything that would circumvent that, then I would want my day in court. Period. I’ve heard that they [Smollett legal team] wanted their day in court with TV cameras so America could know the truth…but no, they chose to hide behind secrecy and broker a deal to circumvent the judicial system. My job as a police officer is to investigate an incident, gather evidence, gather the facts and present them to the State’s Attorney. That’s what we did. I stand behind the detective’s investigation,” he added.
“This is a whitewash of justice,” Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel told reporters. “I’d like to remind everybody a grand jury indicted this individual based on only a piece of the evidence that the police had collected in that period of time. So a grand jury actually brought the charges.”
Read the statements on the charges against Jussie being dropped if you missed it.
Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson: “At the end of the day, it is Mr. Smollett who committed this hoax, period. If he wanted to clear his name, the way to do that is in a court of law so everyone can see the evidence…I stand by the facts of what we produced” pic.twitter.com/Pxvc2PNyIj
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