Chicago – Detectives have reviewed Jussie Smollett's "Empire" tracking film, which goes to her downtown downtown, but so far no video shows she is being attacked by two masked men, even though the investigators got a picture of people who would like to question them. a police spokesman said on Wednesday.
Speaker Anthony Guglielmi tweeted:
Investigators "for the most part" can confirm the way Smollett took early on Tuesday when he said he was attacked on the street in Streeterville after visiting a sandwich shop, Guglielmi said. However, there are gaps, and none of the shots show an attack, he said, although the review is under way.
Photos of people who have found themselves in the area of an alleged attack and battery member of Empire Empire. While the video does not capture a meeting, detectives take this development seriously and want to question individuals as more cameras pic.twitter.com/xJDDygtocr
– Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi)
31 January 2019
Guglielmi said detectives investigating charges as a possible hate crime looked at hundreds of video watch hours from businesses and hotels in heavily watched areas. But he said they still need to collect and view more. He said he was expanding the search to include shots from public buses and buildings out of the immediate vicinity of the scene in the hope of seeing the men who responded to Smollet's description of the suspects.
"We've never seen anyone responding to the description he gave. Nobody looks terrible and we have not found a container," Guglielmi said, referring to the liquid container.
Smollett did not speak publicly about the attack, but his deputy said Wednesday night that the actor "is at home and recovering".
Only in the fifth season, a long drama follows the African-American family as it moves on the rise and fall of the record industry. Smollette's character is the middle son of the founder of Empire Entertainment Lucious Lyon and Cookie Lyon, played by Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson.
After the attack, Smollett returned to his apartment and his manager from there called the police 40 minutes later, said Guglielmi. When the officers arrived, the actor had scratches and scratches on his cheek and a rope around his neck that said his assailant had attacked him. According to Guglielmi, a 36-year-old woman later went to the Northwestern Memorial Hospital after the police advised her.
The FBI is investigating a horrible Smollett letter sent to Fox in Chicago last week, where it is filmed "Empire," Guglielmi said. The FBI did not immediately request a reminder Wednesday.
Bobby Rush, a Chicago Democratic congressman, issued a statement calling on the agency to "immediately and extensively investigate civil rights in connection with a racist and homophobic attack."
In addition to his acting career, Smollett has a musical career and is a well-known activist, especially in LBGTQ. Smollette's representative said his concert scheduled for Saturday in Los Angeles will continue as scheduled.
The report of the attack has sparked a flood of outrage and support for Smollett in the social media. Among the many celebrities and politicians she loves, Californian senator Kamala Harris, Democratic presidential hope in 2020, knows that Smollett. He calls attack "outrageous" and "terrible".
Some horror comes from Smollett's account to the detectives that his attackers were shouting that he is in the "MAGA Country", an obvious reference to the "Make America Great Again" campaign, the Trump campaign.
Chicago has one of the most sophisticated and extensive video surveillance systems, including thousands of cameras on street poles, skyscrapers, buses, and train tunnels.
Police say the cameras helped them make thousands of arrests. In one of the best-known examples of using cameras in departments, in 2009, investigators were able to re-establish the school board president 20 minutes driving through the city, highlight their car on a number of cameras to help them identify, commit suicide, and be followed and killed by others his friends speculated.