Smollett is charged with one count of felony disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, according to prosecutors.
Jussie Smollett used his status and fame to add more fire to our already extremely divided country. I hope he gets jail time.
What he did is really despicable. It takes away from people who are actual victims of hate crimes and the justice system should make an example out of him.
Felony criminal charges have been approved by @CookCountySAO against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report. Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest. pic.twitter.com/LvBSYE2kVj
— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) February 21, 2019
“Empire” actor Jussie Smollett was charged Wednesday with disorderly conduct and filing a false police report.
Chicago Police spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said earlier in the day before formal charges were announced Smollett was considered a “suspect in a criminal investigation” for “filing a false police report” — a class four felony.
The charge carries a sentence of probation or up to one to three years in prison.
“Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest,” he tweeted later.
Smollett is expected in bond court Thursday afternoon at 1 p.m.
He was indicted by a Cook County grand jury that was reviewing evidence only hours before the announcement.
Smollett’s attorneys spoke with prosecutors Wednesday morning as the saga surrounding the actor’s alleged attack in Chicago continues to shift, police said earlier. More
“Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest.” Why he should be dragged out of his house in a pre-dawn raid with full battle gear and make his “partner” stand there in the cold in his bare feet while CNN records the entire thing. The least they can do is treat him like they treat Trump supporters.
He should be forced to pay back the Chicago Police Dept. for all the man hours wasted on this fake attack.
On Thursday morning, the actor turned himself in to the Chicago Police:
BREAKING: Chicago police spokesman: 'Empire' actor Jussie Smollett turns self in on accusation of making false police report.
— The Associated Press (@AP) February 21, 2019