Chicago Police open internal investigation into Jussie Smollett case

Jussie Smollett Suspects

"When there are allegations of information being leaked, an internal investigation has been opened, and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities", an officer told TMZ.

Chicago Police have opened an internal investigation into the source of information leaked anonymously to media during the department's investigation of "Empire" actor Jussie Smollett and an alleged hate crime targeting the actor.

Smollett ignited a media firestorm by telling police two apparent supporters of U.S. President Donald Trump had struck him, put a noose round his neck and poured bleach over him during an assault outside his apartment on January 29.

Smollett went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital on January 29 for treatment after what he claimed was an assault perpetrated by two men spewing hateful comments and placing a rope around his neck.

"I will also add that there were several agencies briefed with information during that time and some of the information that went out was not factually accurate", Guglielmi told ABC News on Thursday evening.

The actor was arrested on February 21 and charged with filing a false police report after detectives said he staged the hoax hate crime attack to boost his fame because he was unhappy with his salary on the show.

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Northwestern Hospital Firings After Smollett Record Access

The new development comes just hours after news broke that dozens of hospital workers in Chicago were reportedly fired for improperly handling Smollett's medical records.

They said hospital bosses still fired them and that others received similar treatment.

According to one nurse who was sacked following the incident, she never accessed Smollett's records, but merely scrolled past them as she was searching for another patient. The actor-singer was hospitalized with cuts and bruises after he said the men poured a bleach-like substance on him and put a noose around his neck.

He faces 16 counts of disorderly conduct for filing a false police report, the Cook County State's Attorney's Office confirmed to WLS-TV in Chicago. The judge granted a $100,000 bail, and Smollett paid a $10,000 bond.

ET has learned that when Empire returns next Wednesday, March 13, Jussie Smollett will be appearing in the spring premiere episode.

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