(PM) — Chicago Police on Monday published hundreds of records from the inquiry into Jussie Smollett’s case, in which he claimed he was assaulted by two men, including posting video footage for the first time of the former “Empire” performer donning a thin white rope wrapped around his neck that he described to detectives was a noose.
The footage from a body camera carried by a police officer who replied on Jan. 29 to what Smollett stated was a racist and homophobic attack by two big men has obscured out Smollett’s face because, at the time, he was believed a victim at that point.
In total, police published nearly 1,200 various unique files on Monday, including thousands of sheets of papers, arrest reports and handwritten notes from the police. Added up, there are higher than 90 hours of video, much of it hour after hour of surveillance cameras above city streets.
There is also footage of officers handcuffing the two Osundario brothers — who had confessed to their part in the staged attack —at Chicago’s O’Hare International Airport.