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Chicago wants Smollett to Pay $130K for Investigation Costs

The city of Chicago wants Jussie Smollett to pay $130,000 to help cover the police department's costs of conducting an investigation into allegations he'd made that he was the victim of a homophobic and racist hate crime attack.

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Chicago Police Union Calls for Investigation of State's Attorney Over Smollett Case

"The conduct of her office from the very beginning of this case was highly, highly suspicious,” Martin Preib, the FOP’s second vice president said.

Chicago Police Release Investigative Files from Smollett Case

The 61-page police file — which was redacted to remove witness names and other personal information — lays out in detail the investigative steps taken by a team of detectives to unravel what happened to Smollett on the frigid January night in Streeterville when he claimed he was the victim of a racist and homophobic attack.

Chicago Chief, Mayor Furious At Charges Being Dropped in Smollett Case

Mayor Emanuel said, "Our officers did hard work day in and day out, countless hours working to unwind what actually happened that night. The city saw its reputation dragged through the mud ... It's not just the officers' work, but the work of the grand jury that made a decision based on only a sliver of the evidence [presented]," he continued. "Because of the judge's decision, none of that evidence will ever be made public."

All Charges Against Jussie Smollett Dropped by Prosecutors

“After reviewing all of the facts and circumstances of the case, including Mr. Smollett’s volunteer service in the community and agreement to forfeit his bond to the City of Chicago, we believe this outcome is a just disposition and appropriate resolution to this case,” the Cook County state’s attorney’s office said in a statement.

Jussie Smollett Case: In the Trick Bag

The Jussie Smollett case put the Chicago PD in an untenable situation, and it may not be over.

"Empire" Actor Charged with Felony Over Alleged False Report

Following several weeks of investigation by Chicago police—and due diligence by the Cook County State’s Attorney office—"Empire" actor Jussie Smollett has been charged with a felony for filing a false police report claiming he was the victim of a hate-crime attack last month.

Brothers Tell Police that Jussie Smollett Paid them to Stage Attack

Two brothers—identified as Olabinjo and Abimbola Osundairo—told police in Chicago that "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett paid them to stage an attack orchestrated to look like a hate crime.

Former Georgia Officer Gets 15 Years for Making False Statements about OIS

A police officer who once worked for the Jackson (GA) Police Department claimed in September 2016 that she had been shot by a six-foot-tall, 230-pound African American male. The initial report by Officer Sherry Hall said that the man had suddenly opened fire on her and that she had returned fire. Her assertion sparked a manhunt in the area, located about 50 miles southwest of Atlanta.

Arkansas County Locates School Shooting Hoax 9-1-1 Caller With Solacom Mapping Software

Guardian Map is a geo-location and mapping feature that comes with Solacom’s Guardian 9-1-1 Solution, a user-centric voice, data, and video emergency call management solution for public safety answering points (PSAPs). Marion County 911 had the system installed on Feb. 28. Guardian Map allows call takers to view the location and status of all 9-1-1 calls right from their desktops.