WARNING SOME COULD FIND THE FOOTAGE IN THIS ARTICLE DISTURBING
A collection of evidence related to the Jussie Smollett case has just been released, including a video taken from the body cam of one of the police officers.
The officer who responded to the 911 call from Smollett at his apartment showed the actor in a red and white sweater with the noose still around his neck. The police officer asked if he wanted to take it off which he tells them he “just wanted you all to see it.”
Smollett then notes that he doesn’t want to be filmed so the officers double check that it is okay to turn off their body cams.
In another video taken from inside the cab that the Osundario brothers took to the scene, they are both dressed in hoodies with one wearing a ski mask. TMZ reports that they got out of the car at 1:22 a.m. with the alleged attack happening at 2 a.m.
As the outlet reports, neither man is holding onto a bag, a noose or the bleach that was reportedly used.
A third video time-stamped 2:01 a.m. shows the brothers running away after allegedly staging the attack.
Further text messages between Smollett and one of the brothers shows Smollett saying “might need your help on the low. You around to meet up and talk face to face?”
Another message from the one brother to Smollet on the day of the apparent attack reads “say it ain’t true. I’m praying for speedy recovery. S**t is wild.”
The release of information comes after a judge appointed a special prosecutor on Friday to the case to investigate the choice of Cook County prosecutors to dismiss the charges against Smollett for faking his own attack in January.
Almost 70 hours of footage related to the case has been released so expect more to come soon.