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Chicago Police opens internal investigation of alleged leaks in the Jussie Smollett case

The department told CNN on Thursday that it had opened an investigation of alleged internal leaks."I would like to point out that much of the information out there was wrong and there were many agencies involved in this investigation," said Sergeant Rocco Alioto with the Chicago PD Office of Communications. "As a standard procedure when there are allegations that information leaked, an internal investigation has been opened and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities."Smollett reported to the police in January that he had been attacked in Chicago in an event ending with a nose around his neck. The police started the case primarily as a possible crime of hatred.But after police arrested two men who were "interesting," police sources showed police suspected Smollett knew the men and paid them $ 3,500 to get the attack. Smollett has denied any involvement in orchestration an attack. In February, Smollett was responsible for a crime against disorderly behavior. The judge granted the $ 100,000 bail, and Smollett paid a $ 10,000 bond. He was ordered to give up his passport and will continue to be supervised until his case is decisive. "Like any other citizen, Smollett has the presumption of innocence, especially when it has become an investigation like this where the information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense, "says Smollett's lawyers in February. He will appear in court again on March 14.

The department told CNN on Thursday that it had opened an investigation of alleged internal leaks.

“I would like to point out that much of the information out there was wrong and there were many agencies involved in this investigation,” said Sergeant Rocco Alioto with the Chicago PD Office of Communications. “As a standard procedure when there are allegations that information leaked, an internal investigation has been opened and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities.”

Smollett reported to the police in January that he had been attacked in Chicago in an event ending with a nose around his neck. The police started the case primarily as a possible crime of hatred.

But after police arrested two men who were “interesting,” police sources showed police suspected Smollett knew the men and paid them $ 3,500 to get the attack.

Smollett has denied any involvement in orchestration an attack.

In February, Smollett was responsible for a crime against disorderly behavior. The judge granted the $ 100,000 bail, and Smollett paid a $ 10,000 bond. He was ordered to give up his passport and will continue to be supervised until his case is decisive.

 What's next for Jussie Smollett, in his case and his career

“Like any other citizen, Smollett has the presumption of innocence, especially when it has become an investigation like this where the information, both true and false, has been repeatedly leaked. Circumstances, we intend to conduct a thorough investigation and to mount an aggressive defense, “says Smollett’s lawyers in February.

He will appear in court again on March 14.

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