Chicago To Still Go After Convicted Hate Crime Hoaxer Jussie Smollett For $130K In Police Costs

The City of Chicago said last week that it will still go after convicted hate crime hoaxer Jussie Smollett, a felon, well over $100,000 in costs incurred by the city’s police department during their investigation into the hate crime that he staged on himself.

“The City filed a civil lawsuit against Jussie Smollett to recover costs incurred by the Chicago Police Department investigating what the City believed to be Smollett’s false police reports that he was a victim of a hate crime,” the city said in a statement. “While using a different standard of proof, the jury’s finding of guilt convicting Jussie Smollett of criminal charges stemming from the incident confirms that the City was correct in bringing its civil lawsuit.”

The statement continued, “The City intends to continue to pursue its lawsuit to hold Smollett accountable for his unlawful actions and to demand that he compensate the City for costs incurred by the Chicago Police Department which took his false claims of harm seriously.”

The City of Chicago filed the civil action in 2019 after Smollett refused to reimburse the Chicago Police Department $130,106.15 for its two-week investigation into his staged hate crime. – READ MORE

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