I'll guess the DA was paid off.
UPDATE: Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson asks, "Do I think justice was served?" He answered, "No...I think this city is still owed an apology."
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel sounded off on the "ethical costs" of the investigation. He regretted that Smollett had used hate crime legislation laws to "self promote" his own career. Especially because it comes at the expense of actual hate crime victims.
"This is a whitewash of justice."
Emanuel further noted how the actor continued to claim innocence even after evidence of the hoax surfaced.
"How dare he!" the mayor said. "There's still no sense of ownership of what he’s done."
That wasn't all.
More @ Townhall