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Jussie Smollett lawyers: Even if actor faked attack, it was cops’ call to investigate it so vigorously
SNEED EXCLUSIVE: The ex-”Empire’’ actor’s latest court filing, while not admitting he staged the incident, pins the decision to spend so much time and resources investigating squarely on law enforcement.
We all heard of him, and the controversy the case has gone through. Currently the city of Chicago is suing Smollett for financial compensation for the overtime work the city's police officers had to put in to investigate the alleged crimes against him. Smollett is fighting the civil case, and his lawyers have filed a brief described as follows:
The Article said:But the latest court filing contends even if Smollett did make a false report, there is no way the city can assert he would have known the city would investigate — and investigate it to the extent cops did.
“We contend the city is wrong,” Quinlan said of the city’s assertion that Smollett should have known the police would log nearly 2,000 hours in overtime trying to resolve the case. “ ... The mere fact somebody filed a police report doesn’t presume the investigation will be done and certainly not to the extent of what the city is claiming.”
He added: “Smollett has no control over that.”
Boy howdy, if the Chicago Police weren't annoyed before, they certainly would be after that. I understand that Chicago has a bit of a crime issue, but this either comes off as really arrogant, or condescending. Either way is not a good look