CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson said there’s a lot more evidence that hasn’t been presented in the Jussie Smollett case.
And it doesn’t support the “Empire” actor’s version of what happened.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Winter Weather Advisory Issued For Illinois; 1-3 Inches Of Snow Possible
“It’s not the Chicago police saying he did something, It’s the evidence, the facts and the witnesses that are saying this. Our job is to investigate it,” said Johnson.READ MORE: Chicago Park District Hosts Polar Adventure Days At Northerly Island
He told ABC News the case against Smollett didn’t come together until two brothers became cooperating witnesses. They said Smollett paid them $3,500 to carry out the staged attack.MORE NEWS: Northwestern Medicine Study Gives Clues About How Long COVID-19 Symptoms Can Linger
Smollett has maintained his innocence and is out on bond.