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Jussie Smollett’s legal team issued a defiant message Thursday accusing the Chicago police of organizing a “spectacle” and suggesting that politics has something to do with his legal conundrum.

Smollett has been indicted for disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false report about a hate crime, and earlier in the day police said they believe the 36-year-old actor devised a hoax to further his career.

The article goes on to state the following:

“Today we witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system. The presumption of innocence, a bedrock in the search for justice, was trampled upon at the expense of Mr. Smollett and notably, on the eve of a Mayoral election,” Smollett’s legal team said in a statement. “Mr. Smollett is a young man of impeccable character and integrity who fiercely and solemnly maintains his innocence and feels betrayed by a system that apparently wants to skip due process and proceed directly to sentencing.”

The statement appears to be a rebuke against the Chicago police’s top official, who said Smollett sent himself a threatening letter and concocted a fake attack because he was unhappy with his salary.

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