CBS Chicago received the redacted Chicago Police Department reports through a Freedom of Information Act Request, which offer some new insights into the criminal investigation. Detectives dug into the $3,500 check Smollett wrote the Osundairo brothers for fitness training, which authorities believe was also payment to carry out the alleged attack.
Also revealed in the reports is that police obtained a warrant for Smollett’s iCloud account and shared access to the data with the FBI. Smollett is still under federal investigation for mail fraud as the FBI looks into whether the Empire star sent himself hate mail threatening his life, which was laced with white powder, days before the alleged attack. According to ABC Chicago, the FBI is also “reviewing circumstances surrounding the dismissal of criminal charges against Jussie Smollett.”
After the redacted report was released, Chicago P.D. said they were barred from releasing additional records due to a new court order.