On Dec. 20, Cook County Judge Michael Toomin authorized the release of a report exploring the way Cook County prosecutors and Chicago police handled the Jussie Smollett matter, The Chicago Tribune reported.
The move came after the special prosecutor who handled the actor's recently completed trial, Dan Webb, sought to release the document to the public not long after a jury found Smollett guilty earlier this month.
Smollett's first Cook County criminal case was dropped in 2019 "under what, at best, could be called mysterious or unusual circumstances," Webb said during a hearing before Toomin.
Smollett has not yet been sentenced, and his attorneys have promised to appeal, meaning the case could be in courts for years to come.
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