Prosecutors shocked the nation Tuesday when they abruptly dropped all charges against Smollett, citing the actor’s prior community service and his agreement to forfeit his $10,000 bail to the city of Chicago.
Emanuel said $10,000 bond “doesn’t even come close to what the city spent in resources” investigating Smollett’s alleged hoax.“They’re saying $10,000 and two days of community service is good enough,” Chicago Mayor Emanuel told CNN’s Wolf Blitzer on Tuesday. “I don’t believe, not only is it not good enough—especially when he’s walking around thinking he’s innocent. He is also guilty of a moral crime, which is to use the hate crimes to advance his career for his own selfish reasons.'
(This might be called 'compromise of civil procedure' and could come to naught.)