Judge allows release of special prosecutor's report on Jussie Smollett case

An Illinois county judge has signed off on the release of the 60-page report from special prosecutor Daniel Webb's investigation of the Cook County State's Attorney's Office handling of the Jussie Smollett case. While a summary of Webb's conclusions was released in August 2020, the full report details the evidence of those conclusions. Cook County Judge Michael Toomin had originally denied the request because Smollett's case had not gone to trial.
CNN is going through the report and will update this story. Smollett, a star of the former "Empire" television series, was found guilty earlier this month on five counts of felony disorderly conduct for making false reports to police that he was the victim of a hate crime in January 2019. Jurors deliberated over the course of two days following a trial which featured Smollett and his acquaintances providing strikingly different testimony over what occurred.
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