"This is still an open case," complained his brother, Dr. Abdulla Pratt, practicing in the medical center of the Chicago Medical Center, not far from where he grew up on the Southern side. "Personally, of course, I want more resources devoted to. Whether it really helps or not, I do not know."
"I just want the seven pistol violence in this city to receive such attention, because it really deserves the attention that we pay attention to this incident," Eddie Johnson, Chief of the Chicago Police Chief, told reporters before the actor was arrested on suspicion of filming a false report
A team of detectives who were investigating possible hate crimes campaigned on the territory and interviewed more than 1
The investigators searched for mobile phones and financial records, police reported, tracking two brothers Smollett who allegedly paid for a boat incident and a ride they took after reporting an attack. Having studied people, who traveled to Nigeria, the detectives met brothers at the customs when they returned.
Johnson said that Smollett was not paid more attention than any other victim of the crime, but he complained that the resources devoted to the investigation could be ozhornuti elsewhere.
"The detective work that we have seen in this case shows that our detectives do every day in this city," he said.
Pratt, 29, has a close-up view of the weapons of violence that wreck the city – which, according to the Chicago Tribune, has a degree of murdered atrocities of about 17% .
"The more people you see, having these unresolved murders in their families and undetected crimes, it is something that puts it in the right context," he said. "You say, okay, I'm not the only one who suffers and feels that way."
A young doctor speaks on block parties and community forums, and teaches residents to use turnstiles for injury injuries from shooting and beatings. He shares the story of his own losses with sorrowful families. In the hospital, he must tell his parents that their child died from the bullet. And he often visits the burial of victims of violence with a pistol.
"For most people, this is a natural emotion to feel that, OK, maybe if I had a few extra detectives in this case, that would have been decided," Pratt said. "There are times when I find jealous cases that are being solved. Sometimes you think selfishly."
However, he understands why the police devote resources to a large-scale case involving celebrities who consider themselves victims of racist and homophobic attacks. The same can be said about media attention.
"It does not shock me at all," Pratt said, focusing on Smollett's study. "It's really more than the same when you look at Chicago and Illinois and politics. It's upsetting, of course, it's upsetting." I could have thought about a million people who could have had an advantage over one incident. "
"You should not accept the status of a star to get justice"
A few weeks after an alleged attack, Smollett's series of stories turned him from a suspect's victim.
The actor stood in front of his initial assertions that he was attacked. Celebrities and politicians supported themselves, but there were doubts. The reaction became louder as social media users questioned Smollett's lawsuits after the police said they could not find videos about the incident from the surveillance cameras in the area.
"Sabrina Harris, whose 19-year-old son, Brian, was shot dead on August 14 at a store in Harvey, a southern suburb of Chicago, said later. Two young men were arrested in connection with executions.
" What did Jussie Smollett so special? It's not worth taking a star's status to get justice for anyone, "Harris said on May 17, 2013. She said she had not spoken to a killer detective for nearly two years. The resources devoted to Smollett's case did not surprise her.
"There are certain cases in which they will be concentrated on young adolescents (who are) who kill in many ways," she said.
"Why are so many resources for this case?" he said about the investigation in Smoletti. No one got into No one was killed … No one was killed … You do not have to be rich or famous or popular to draw the attention of the Chicago police department.
Father Michael Pfleger, pastor of the Church of Saint-Sabine and activist of the Southern Side of Chicago, turned to facebook to complain about ro followed by labor in the Smollett case.
On the southern and western sides of the city, he wrote this week, "We have hundreds of unresolved cases where children were killed and killed and parents can not even get a call from the detective."