"When there are allegations of information being leaked, an internal investigation has been opened and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities", a spokesperson for the Chicago PD said.
Dozens of workers at Northwestern Memorial Hospital may have been fired for improperly reviewing the medical records of Jussie Smollett, who was treated at the emergency room after he claimed he had been attacked by two men.
She maintains that she never accessed the actor's chart directly, but did innocently scroll past his name while looking for another patient's name.
One nurse, who preferred to remain unnamed, claims it was a misunderstanding, and denies ever accessing Smollett's chart. "The guy I've seen has always been someone who cares about people, who cares about others, and who's very kind and who's always been cool and sweet", Latifah, 48, said on Yahoo News' Through Her Eyes.
Smollett went to Northwestern Memorial Hospital on January 29 for treatment after what he claimed was an assault perpetrated by two men spewing hateful comments and placing a rope around his neck. The actor, who is black and gay, said the masked men beat him, made derogatory comments and yelled, "This is MAGA country" - an apparent reference to President Trump's campaign slogan, "Make America Great Again" - before fleeing. He has since been released on a $100,000 bond.
Guglielmi says no alleged leakers have been identified so far. Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson held a press conference on February 21 calling Smollett's conduct "despicable". It wasn't long before authorities disputed his claims and called the attack a "publicity stunt", saying Smollett had staged the whole thing as a means of increasing his "Empire" salary. The actor's legal counsel told Fox News after Smollett was accused of filing the fake police report that the nation "witnessed an organized law enforcement spectacle that has no place in the American legal system".