See Jussie Smollett’s Mug Shot (Photo)

The “Empire” star was arrested by Chicago police and charged with filing a false police report

Last Updated: February 21, 2019 @ 7:44 AM

Chicago PD released Jussie Smollett’s mug shot on Thursday, following his arrest the night before.

The “Empire” actor is currently “in custody of detectives” after being charged with filing a false police report, Chicago PD spokesman Anthony Guglielmi said earlier Thursday morning.

The official police photo shows the 36-year-old former “Mighty Ducks” child star looking somber while wearing a black jacket over a white shirt.

You can see his mug shot below:

jussie smollett mug shot

via Chicago Police Department

During a press conference later that morning, Chicago PD Superintendent Eddie Johnson said Smollett staged the Chicago attack because he was “dissatisfied with his salary.”

The charges stem from a report Smollett filed on Jan. 29 that he was attacked by two men who shouted racial and homophobic slurs and referenced “MAGA.” After releasing two former suspects over the weekend, police said they wanted to interview Smollett again — and days later declared him a suspect.

Fox network and studio, the homes to “Empire,” did not immediately respond to our request for comment on this latest development. Smollett’s lawyers also did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

Hours after he was named a suspect in the case of his own reported assault, Smollett was charged Wednesday with filing a false police report, a felony.

“Felony criminal charges have been approved by @CookCountySAO against Jussie Smollett for Disorderly Conduct / Filing a False Police Report. Detectives will make contact with his legal team to negotiate a reasonable surrender for his arrest,” Chicago Police chief communications officer Anthony Guglielmi said Wednesday.

The brothers were released without charges last Friday after the police said “new evidence” had emerged and that the investigation’s “trajectory” had changed course. Earlier this week, CNN reported that Chicago police believed that Smollett might have paid the brothers to stage the attack.