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CPD Spokesman Weighs In On Smollett: Innocent Individuals Dont Forget Bond & Perform Community Service In Exchange For Dropped Charges

Neetu Chandak | Education and Politics Reporter

Chicago Police Departments (CPD) spokesman Anthony Guglielmi praised detectives Tuesday, but had some harsh words over “Empire” actor Jussie Smolletts dropped charges for making up a hate crime.

“Chicago police detectives did an excellent investigation and their work was reaffirmed by an independent grand jury who brought 16 criminal counts,” Guglielmi tweeted Tuesday. “In our experience, innocent individuals dont forget bond & perform community service in exchange for dropped charges.”

Chicago police detectives did an excellent investigation and their work was reaffirmed by an independent grand jury who brought 16 criminal counts. In our experience, innocent individuals dont forget bond & perform community service in exchange for dropped charges. https://t.co/P9rsvUMwwZ

— Anthony Guglielmi (@AJGuglielmi) March 26, 2019

Guglielmis remarks follow prosecutors statement that the outcome was an “appropriate resolution” due to Smolletts volunteer service and agreement to forfeit his bond to Chicago, CNN reported.

Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel said Smollett used the law for personal gains, calling it a “whitewash of justice” during a press conference Tuesday.

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Smollett said he was telling the truth throughout the entire process to reporters after the court appearance Tuesday. (RELATED: Charges Against Jussie Smollett Dropped)

“I have been truthful and consistent on every single level since day one,” Smollett said, CNN reported. “I would not be my mothers son if I was capable of one drop of what Ive been accused of.”

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