Detectives in Chicago are arranging to “negotiate a reasonable surrender” of “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett after felony criminal charges against the actor were approved, according to a spokesperson for the Chicago Police Department.
Anthony Guglielmi, the Chief Communications Officer for Chicago Police, who has been keeping the public updated on the case since Smollett reported that he was the victim of an apparent hate crime on Jan. 29, issued a series of tweets today in connection with the case. In the latest, which you can see below, he reports that detectives plan to make contact with Smollett’s legal team to help arrange his arrest.
Earlier in the day Guglielmi tweeted: “Detectives are currently presenting evidence before a Cook County grand jury” in connection with the criminal investigation.
Smollett now faces criminal charges of disorderly conduct and filing a false police report, according to Guglielmi.
Filing a false police report is a Class 4 felony, according to media reports, carrying the risk of jail time.