"Do you want to take it off or anything?" one of the officers ask.
Gatson says to the officers: "I just feel like anything like this happened to me, I would want to report it".
Police spokesperson Anthony Guglielmi released the content Monday afternoon, which included almost 70 hours of video and 500 pages of handwritten case notes.
We're finally seeing the police body-cam footage from shortly after the alleged racist and homophobic attack on Jussie Smollett took place back in January. Police said the actor's personal trainers admitted to accepting payment from Smollett to stage the attack.
Mr Smollett appears to then respond: "Yeah I do". He explains that two men doused him with bleach and then placed the noose around his neck.
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Some of the injuries have occurred while the e-cigarettes were in use, while others when they were simply being kept in pockets. Six weeks later, at a follow-up appointment, doctors found he was healing well, and the wires were removed from his jaw.
Smollett's accomplices told police that they were paid to conduct the fake attack in order to garner sympathy for the actor. He also claims they tied a noose around his neck.
But the charges were shockingly dropped in February for community service and $10,000. But the tables turned on Smollett as detectives pieced together what happened that night and accused him of staging the attack for publicity.
Smollett was suspended from Empire, and later it was confirmed he wouldn't return for the show's final season.
Chicago Police still thought Smollett was guilty, even though the charges were all dropped.
The City of Chicago is seeking $130,000 from Smollett to cover the costs of the investigation into his reported beating.
In April, Jussie Smollett's legal team was sued for defamation by the Osundairo brothers - who said their reputations were damaged by the incident. Smollett's attorneys also face a lawsuit from the Osundairo brothers. Last week, a judge ordered the appointment of a special counsel to reexamine the case, with the option of filing fresh charges against the actor.