Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court in Chicago after his charges were dropped March 26. On Monday, Chicago police released hundreds of files from the investigation into Smollett’s claim he was attacked by two men, including releasing video footage for the first time of the “Empire” actor wearing a thin white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Actor Jussie Smollett talks to the media before leaving Cook County Court in Chicago after his charges were dropped March 26. On Monday, Chicago police released hundreds of files from the investigation into Smollett’s claim he was attacked by two men, including releasing video footage for the first time of the “Empire” actor wearing a thin white rope wrapped around his neck that he told detectives was a noose. (AP Photo/Paul Beaty, File)

Police release more than 1,000 files from Smollett probe

Footage shows the “Empire” actor with a thin, white rope wrapped around his neck.

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