He said an internal investigation had begun as part of standard procedure for allegations of information leaks.
The CPD is now investigating how information about the case involving Smollett made its way to various media outlets without going through the proper channels.
One nurse, who preferred to remain unnamed, claims it was a misunderstanding, and denies ever accessing Smollett's chart.
"I would like to point out that a lot of the information out there was inaccurate and there were numerous agencies involved in this investigation", he added. However, she did concede that she and many other nurses and hospital employees were fired last week due to allegations of misconduct concerning Smollett's confidential information.
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According to CBS Chicago, a nurse, who remains anonymous, said that she was sacked from Northwestern Memorial Hospital last Tuesday for simply scrolling past the actor's chart without actually accessing it.
The workers were terminated for gaining access to the actor's medical chart when he visited the hospital's emergency room.
Smollett was arrested on February 21 after being charged with felony disorderly conduct for allegedly filing a false police report in which he claimed he was the victim of a hate crime. He initially claimed to have been assaulted by two men who approached him yelling racial slurs. The brothers also reportedly told the Grand Jury they were paid for the gym sessions - NOT for the "attack". The judge granted a $100,000 bail, and Smollett paid a $10,000 bond.
Superintendent Eddie T. Johnson has previously defended the department's investigation into the attack and condemned Smollett after the actor was charged with filing a false police report.
He was cut from Empire Season 5's last two episodes and is expected to appear in court date on March 14. Prior to being officially accused of a staging a hoax, Smollett gave a televised interview where he expressed outrage at those who doubted his story.