photo via getty.
Prosecutors in Chicago have dropped all criminal charges in the case against Empire star Jussie Smollett.
Smollett appeared in court for an emergency hearing this morning (March 26th). He had been previously charged with disorderly conduct for allegedly staging an attack on himself.
The case has been dismissed by the court and the files will be sealed from the public.
Chicago P.D. said further questions need to go through the State's Attorney's Office.
However, Both the Mayor of Chicago and police superintendent are not happy about the decision to drop all charges against Empire actor Jussie Smollett.
The Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson was reportedly 'furious' with the news, which he allegedly learned about only when the news went public.
While, Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel lashed out, declaring that it sends a message that "if you're in a position of influence and power you'll be treated one way and if you're not you'll be treated another way." Watch Rahm Emanuel address the case here.