The Chicago police are "eager to" talk again with actor "Empire" Jussy Smollett about his alleged attack after two brothers were arrested in an attack that agreed to work with the police, report sources on Saturday night.
"We can confirm that the information obtained from the persons interrogated by the police earlier in the" Empire "case has actually changed the trajectory of the investigation," said Anthony Guglielmi, spokeswoman for the Chicago Police.
On the evening of the evening, two brothers who were held as persons of interest in the alleged attack on Smollett were released without charge. They are not considered to be suspects.
What new information police will not say, but sources confirm the message that brothers who had already had a relationship with Smolele, were paid by the actor to commit an attack.
Officials familiar with Smollett's investigation confirmed ABC News that detectives faced two brothers with proof that they had purchased a rope found around Smollett's neck at a local store. The brothers agreed to cooperate with the police investigating whether Smollet formed the story after the police threatened to accuse them of batteries and hate crimes.
Guglellmie stated that they had turned to Smollett's lawyers on a Friday. "We made our intentions clear," he said.
Late on Saturday, lawyers Smolletta Todd S. P & # 39; s and Victor P. Henderson have published a statement referring to reports that the actor may have arranged an attack.
"Yussey and his lawyers hope the Chicago police will continue to update on the state of investigations and will. Currently, Yussi and his lawyers are reluctant to respond to" unnamed "sources within the investigation, but will continue to discuss through official channels."
Meanwhile, Donald Trump Jr. is late on Saturday for an investigation.
It seems that Jussie Smollett tried to make a hate crime so that Trump's fans looked bad and most media not only clasped their lies as facts for several weeks but attacked those who questioned the law
– Donald Trump Jr. (@DonaldJTrumpJr) February 17, 2019
The police removed the brothers' phones and checked their phone records as they checked whether people were in contact with Smollett on the night of the incident. The Chicago police did not immediately comment on the level of cooperation of the brothers, except that they provided police information
. 29 in the street of Streetwiller. The Chicago police told ABC News that the reason that men were on the scene is now a central place in the investigation. Whether people have talked to a Smollett night of a suspected attack is also central to the investigation, representatives of the CPD said.
Guglielmi said "As a result of the recent testimony of today's interrogation, the police questioned by the Empire was released without charge, and detectives have additional investigative work."
Guglielmi said that the person no longer classified as a suspect, they are technically still considered to be of interest because they may have more information.
The investigation continues. The video evidence does not indicate that someone else was present at the site.
Attorney that pre having said two men said on the night of the evening after the release, stating that she and the men gave new evidence to the police during the investigation. On the morning of the morning, Guglielmi said two people had contact with Smollett. said on Monday morning that both had been identified as suspects and that at that time the police believed that they could be involved in a crime. The attack was allegedly because Smollett was abducted from the Empire.
A source familiar with the investigation informed the ABC7 team that Smollett had not been in the interview with detectives before, but since then he had spoken with the police.
The Chicago Police Chief Eddie Johnson was referring to ABC7 to say that they continue to treat Smollett as a victim and the investigation continues.
"The police are investigating whether they committed the two attacks, or did they happen at all," the Chicago Police
Smollett issued a statement on Thursday evening saying: "Today, Jussie replied to the routine issues of the next Chicago Police Department
Smollett's representatives said that he was not deprived of "Empire."
Television company Twentieth Century Fox and Fox Entertainment issued a statement saying: "The idea that Jussie Smollett was or will be deprived of EMPIRE is clearly ridiculous. He remains the main player in this very successful series, and we continue to stand behind him. "
The source, reported by the Smollett investigation, confirmed to ABC News that the Chicago police interrogated two men – one of them was released "
The law enforcement officer also told ABC News that the men's homes were shot on Wednesday night .
Neighbors described a range of officers and units K-9.
"I walked along the alley, and one policeman stopped at the alley, and they told me to go inside the house. At that time, perhaps after about ninety minutes, at the door there were 20 policemen," said Jaime Figueroa , neighbor
Neighbors said they believe that the men are Nigerian brothers who grew up in this apartment and lived there for many years. Neighbors described them as friendly and, probably, bodybuilders, and said that they had long wanted to be actors
The Chicago police have stated that they "can not confirm any of these messages." These others Teresi were not suspects and no charges were filed and they were taken on Wednesday night at the O'Hara International Airport, report to the police.
The Chicago police told ABC News that they were following two people that and they knew who they were "for a while." The Chicago police told ABC News that they both were co-operating and were interested
Smollett said that he was attacked about 2:00 am on January 29 at the 300th block of East-North Waters streets in the Chicago area. He reported that two men in masks screamed at him with homophobic appeals, attacked him, put the rope around his neck, and poured a liquid that smelled of it with a bleach
. on the phone with his manager during the attack.
Smollett, 36, black and open gay.
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Police said they did not find video surveillance that shows the attack. But earlier in the course of the investigation, they released granular photos of the observation of two possible individuals of interest. Photos show two silhouettes on New Street near Illinois Street between 1:30 am and 1:45 am on January 29th.
In a statement released Thursday, the police said they identified two people in surveillance photographs and tracked them. with the help of cameras, public transport records and confirmation information provided by Smollett.
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Smollett spoke exclusively with Robin Roberts on "Good Morning America" on Thursday. He wondered what had happened to him in the morning, and what had happened to him since then.
"These attackers, but also attacks," he said, adding those who do not believe in his story – you do not necessarily believe that it's true, you do not even want to see the truth. "
Anthony Guglielmi, Chicago Police Spokeswoman, said in the morning that he watched an interview with GMA with EFD leader Eddie Johnson. . Guglielmi said Smollett's comments on GMA are consistent with what he said to the Chicago police. Unfortunately, the police have no solid evidence to arrest anyone at this time.