The Chicago Police Department released pages of redacted investigative reports in the Jussie Smollett case, one day after charges against the “Empire” star were dramatically dropped — but the move may have prompted a moot court order.
About an hour after the department released the files, the Chicago Police reportedly became subject of a court order that barred them from releasing further files even though they were widely available online.
The dismissal of charges against Smollett over an alleged attack drew a swift backlash from the city’s mayor and police chief and raised questions about why Smollett was not forced to admit what prosecutors had said they could prove in court — that the entire episode was a publicity stunt.
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