The Chicago Police department have released an official statement regarding the Jussie Smollett case.

Chicago police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi took to twitter today to say that Jussie Smollett is now officially a suspect in the case.

Guglielmi said that police department is presenting evidence before a Cook County grand jury.

Here’s Guglielmi’s statement:

“We are hopeful that we’ll have a chance to ask the questions that we have. It doesn’t matter what the investigation shows; if you have information that’s helpful to law enforcement, it behooves you to contact authorities and share that information. We have been very diplomatic and have been working with him and his attorneys. We got information, and that what we want to run by him. If the opportunity is not taken [to come in], we’re going to go with other methods to create a culture of accountability.”

Jussie Smollett is officially a suspect in a criminal investigation for filing a false police report, a Class 4 felony.

Gugliemlmi was asked about reports of half a dozen subpoenas seeking Smollett’s cell phone and bank records have been issued, he said he was not a liberty to discuss that.

Guglielmi continued to say:

“The only tool for detectives to be able to corroborate information is a search warrant and a subpoena. I am not at liberty to discuss the specifics, but it is not uncommon for any detective or law enforcement to subpoena records,”

Updated: February 4, 2020 — 10:45 am

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