Police now calling the brothers “Potential Suspects”. Detectives have probable cause that they may have been invovled in an alleged crime. Jussie Smollett is still being considered a victim. Interrogations continue today. @cbschicago #Empire
— Charlie De Mar (@CharlieDeMar) February 15, 2019
BREAKING: The two potential suspects in the Smollet investigation ARE under arrest. They are not able to leave; police have them under arrest.
— Rob Elgas (@RobElgasABC7) February 15, 2019
— Good Morning America (@GMA) February 15, 2019
— World News Tonight (@ABCWorldNews) February 15, 2019
“Detectives have probable cause that they may have been involved in an alleged crime and we are working to corroborate the allegations and investigative timeline as our investigation continues,” police said.
And speaking of “involved”:
"Police also confirmed “they have a relationship with [Jussie].”https://t.co/9rlJblZIwL
— David Rutz (@DavidRutz) February 15, 2019
For what it’s worth:
“While we haven’t found any video documenting the alleged attack, there is also no evidence to say that this is a hoax,” police added. “The alleged victim is being cooperative at this time and continues to be treated as a victim, not a suspect.”
If we were Smollett, we’d be cooperative, too. Gotta rack up as many brownie points as you can before the you-know-what hits the fan.
We will all know the truth of this soon. https://t.co/iB77GxAY0F
— neontaster (@neontaster) February 15, 2019
It always comes out eventually.
Here’s some more insight into the nature of the relationship between Smollett and the suspects:
The two brothers being questioned about a reported attack on "Empire" star Jussie Smollett both know the actor from working on the show and also spent time with him at a gym, according to their attorney. https://t.co/lMLswKUHr5 pic.twitter.com/hrm41uacUW
— Chicago Tribune (@chicagotribune) February 15, 2019
One of suspects in Jussie Smollett case reportedly has a pretty interesting criminal history https://t.co/Sstf8H9yQ7
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) February 15, 2019