Jussie Smollett’s case has led to dozens of nurses being fired for looking at his medical records without having proper access to them.
The investigation was recently opened by the Chicago PD’s Chief of Detectives due to concerns that someone within the force was leaking the information.
Investigators indicated that ‘inaccurate’ information about the Smollett case made its way into the media and the department wants to determine how it got out.
‘A lot of the information out there was inaccurate and there were numerous agencies involved in this investigation,’ a Chicago PD spokesman said.
‘As a standard procedure when there are allegations of information being leaked, an internal investigation has been opened and we are also looking at our vulnerabilities.’
Smollett’s attorney has previously slammed the police department over its investigation and claimed the leaks were an attempt to skewer the Empire actor.