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They had enough evidence to charge the brothers.
originally posted by: SamWells
a reply to: UncleTomahawk
The police explicitly stated, that the reason the brothers were released, was because they provided key information. And there is breaking news comming out right now from the brothers’ lawyer saying they have important information. Can you use your imagination and think what that information might be? Its so obvious to everyone but you are playing ignorant. Its a juvenile trick. thats all.
2:50 PM PT -- Chicago PD has confirmed ... the 2 men taken in for questioning are the same men in the surveillance video screen grab. The PD confirms transportation records, along with interviews with Jussie and other witnesses, led to the ID of the 2 men.
Ola and Abel are the same two men who were featured in the grainy pictures that were released by the Chicago Police Department.
Detectives tracked them down through surveillance cameras in the Streeterville area, where Smollett says two men shouted racial and homophobic slurs at him late last month, hit him and wrapped a rope around his neck while yelling, “This is MAGA country!”
Guglielmi said the two were spotted in the area of the attack, which occurred around 2 a.m. Jan. 29 in the 300 block of East North Water Street. He released no other details, but a source familiar with the investigation said at least one of the men was traced through his use of a ride-share service.
Smollett follows the brothers’ bodybuilding page on Instagram.
This is inside the home of two men in police custody listed as persons of interest. According to family they left for Nigeria the same day (but hours after) the alleged attack on Jussie Smollett.
Schmidt said police detained her clients Wednesday evening at Customs at O’Hare. The two men were returning from a trip to Nigeria when officers raided their family’s home on the North Side.
Pictures from the raid show the front door busted off its frame, items thrown across the living room, bedroom doors damaged and clothes tossed everywhere.
Police left behind an inventory list. Some of the items seized include a black face mask hat, an Empire script, phone, receipts, a red hat and bleach.
If the letter can be traced to the magazine found in their apartment, then things are very much more involved than just a possibly hoaxed attack.
The men were picked up by officers at Chicago's O'Hare International Airport on Wednesday after returning to the city from their native country of Nigeria. On Thursday, police served a search warrant at their home.
originally posted by: jadedANDcynical
a reply to: UncleTomahawk
The circumstantial evidence against Smollett is adding up to a pattern of behavior. The fact that Smollett has since hired a criminal defense attorney leads me to believe that he believes he is about to face potential charges.
That is a summary of my thought processes on this.
Fox 32 reporter Rafer Weigel said Saturday afternoon that Chicago police sources confirmed detectives were able to show that the Nigerian brothers who were “persons of interest” and questioned by police, bought the rope found around Jussie Smollett’s neck at Ace hardware.
originally posted by: Xtrozero
originally posted by: Asktheanimals
Seems Smollett is connect to Kamala Harris.
Bet he gets nothing more than a slap on the wrist, if that much.
Snap! Even CNN is now saying he paid those two guys to set this all up...
Watch CNN forget about all its previous reporting on this case......