All charges against alleged hate crime hoaxer and actor Jussie Smollett were dropped, and the head of the Chicago Police Department (CPD) is reportedly "furious."
Both CBS Chicago reporter Charlie De Mar and ABC Chicago reporter Rafer Weigel have reported that the CPD, including Superintendent Eddie Johnson, are "furious."
Sources tell CBS2 Chicago Police Supt. Johnson is “furious.”— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) March 26, 2019
He had no heads up this was going to happen.@cbschicago
ABC Chicago reporter Rob Elgas echoed the sentiments of De Mar and Weigel, but added that Johnson had no idea the move by Cook County State's Attorny Kim Foxx was going through.
NEW: Chicago police tell our @SchulteABC7 that superintendent Eddie Johnson was not told about Smollett charges being dropped today. Johnson learned about it while at a scheduled police graduation at Navy Pier.— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) March 26, 2019
Smollett and his team held a brief news conference which raised more questions than it answered. Take a look: