Chicago police ‘furious’ after Jussie Smollett charges dropped -- and demand a federal investigation
Jussie Smollett attends 49th NAACP Image Awards Non-Televised Awards Dinner and Ceremony at Pasadena Conference Building, Pasadena, CA on January 14, 2018. (Eugene Powers /

Police in Chicago are reportedly “furious” about prosecutors’ decision on Tuesday to drop charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett, according to TMZ.

Smollett had pleaded not guilty to the charges against him after he was accused of staging a phony hate crime attack to gain publicity.

Local news outlet WGN reports that Chicago's police union is calling for a federal investigation into Cook County State's Attorney Kimberly M. Foxx.

Sources also told CBS Chicago that superintendent Eddie Johnson is "furious" and "had no heads up this was going to happen."

Chicago cops "feel something untoward is going on with Kim Foxx," TMZ reported.