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Chicago Police Release Footage Showing Noose Around Jussie Smollett’s Neck From Night Of Alleged Hate Crime Attack

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The Chicago Police Department released footage from the night of the alleged hate crime against disgraced actor Jussie Smollett.

The footage reportedly shows the moment officers arrived at Smollett’s apartment following the alleged attack, according to a report published Monday by The Hollywood Reporter.

Body-cam surveillance footage captured Smollett with rope strung over his neck that he claimed he attackers put on him. The former “Empire” actor told the police why he kept the rope around his neck, saying he “just wanted you all to see it.”

Once Smollett realized the police officers were recording the interaction via body-cam, he requested they turn them off. (RELATED: Chicago Police Department Release Jussie Smollett 911 Call)

The newly released footage is part of 70 hours of surveillance video connected to the Smollett case. The release comes after a judge appointed a special prosecutor to investigate why Cook County court dropped all charges against Smollett.

Smollett was accused of lying to the police about a hate crime hoax in January. He was charged with 16 counts of disorderly conduct, but the charges were later dropped by prosecutor Kim Foxx due to his previous community service.

Despite all charges being dropped, Fox announced in April that Smollett would not be returning to “Empire.”