As the Chicago Police Department continues its investigation into the reported attack on gay TV actor Jussie Smollett, officials seem to be growing skeptical with the CPD noting that it has found no “obvious people” who could be suspects in the attack.
Rob Elgas, a reporter for Chicago’s ABC affiliate, took to Twitter this afternoon to note that the Chicago police are reviewing area video surveillance and have so far found no one who could be an obvious suspect in the attack.
“As Chicago police expand their search for the men who allegedly attacked Jussie Smollett,” Elgas tweeted, adding, “a spokesman says this morning there have been ‘no obvious people that could be assailants’ discovered. Detectives have poured over hundreds of hours of surveillance video.”
As Chicago police expand their search for the men who allegedly attacked Jussie Smollett, a spokesman says this morning there have been “no obvious people that could be assailants” discovered. Detectives have poured over hundreds of hours of surveillance video.
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) January 30, 2019
Police have even expanded the search for a mile around the area Smollett claimed he was attacked.
According to CNN’s Sara Sidner:
“In a place so far with a high number of private surveillance cameras, they cannot find any images of the two alleged attackers. After combing through hundreds of hours of videos, the only image of Smollett police obtained from security cameras was inside the Subway sandwich shop near the location of the reported crime — and he was standing alone.”
Thus far, the CPD have reviewed “hundreds of hours footage” and found no video evidence to substantiate the claims Jussie Smollett made about being attacked on February 29 at 2 AM on the below freezing, snow-covered streets of Chicago.
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