Inquiry Finds Serious Flaws in FSU Rape Investigation

Last year, Florida State University quarterback and eventual Heisman Trophy winner Jameis Winston was accused of raping a fellow student. The accusation’s life was stormy but brief, as the university, local police and prosecutors soon announced the allegation lacked any evidence. However, The New York Times has mounted their own very troubling “examination,” and declared that “there was virtually no investigation at all, either by the police or the university.” According to the Times, police made virtually no attempt to identify the victim’s attacker, let alone confirm her allegation that it was Winston. The police did not try to talk to Winston until two weeks after the assault victim accused him, did not obtain his DNA for evidence, waited two months before writing a report and did not bring a prosecutor in until all the evidence had disappeared—including an actual videotape of the attack, taken by one of Winston’s teammates. The full article is here, and is well worth a read …

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