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FILE PHOTO- Actor Jussie Smollett leaves court after charges against him were dropped by state prosecutors in Chicago, Illinois, U.S. March 26, 2019. REUTERS-Kamil Krzaczynski

Police were told deal was in works with Jussie Smollett

New documents on the Jussie Smollett case released Thursday show that prosecutors told Chicago police detectives that a possible deal with the “Empire” actor was in the works a month before charges against him were dropped.
Jussie Smollett leaves Cook county jail last month following his release in Chicago. Kamil Krzaczyński-AP

Jussie Smollett case tests relationship between police, prosecutors

When prosecutors dropped the charges that accused Jussie Smollett of orchestrating a fake attack, the outrage was swift and overwhelming. Smollett saw his record wiped clean without offering so much as an apology.
COPA said it delayed releasing the video and related material because of concerns about the legality of releasing of information related to wards of the state [Screenshot of video released by COPA] [Daylife]

Video shows Chicago officer shooting unarmed autistic teen

Newly released surveillance footage shows an off-duty Chicago police officer shooting and wounding an unarmed autistic black teenager in an incident the police department described as an armed confrontation.
Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a man by police prompted violent confrontations in the Illinois city.

Protests erupt in Chicago after man fatally shot by police

Protesters in Chicago are demanding answers after the fatal shooting of a man by police prompted violent confrontations in the Illinois city.

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