Po­lice gave Win­ston case to state at­tor­neys this week

The Washington Times Daily - - Sports -

TAL­LA­HAS­SEE, FLA. | An as­sis­tant state at­tor­ney says pros­e­cu­tors in Tal­la­has­see did not re­ceive in­for­ma­tion about sex­ual as­sault al­le­ga­tions in­volv­ing Florida State quar­ter­back Jameis Win­ston un­til Tues­day.

Tal­la­has­see po­lice in­ves­ti­gated Win­ston in con­nec­tion with a sex­ual as­sault that was re­ported nearly a year ago in an off-cam­pus apart­ment. FSU records show the first re­port was made to cam­pus po­lice on Dec. 7 by a stu­dent at a dor­mi­tory. The in­ves­ti­ga­tion was handed over to Tal­la­has­see po­lice.

The case was not given to pros­e­cu­tors un­til this week.

As­sis­tant State At­tor­ney Ge­or­gia Cap­ple­man says pro­ce­dure for crim­i­nal cases in Leon County is for po­lice to give in­for­ma­tion to pros­e­cu­tors if there is ev­i­dence for an ar­rest, or if it is a “close call.” She says po­lice do not tell pros­e­cu­tors when they have de­cided against pur­su­ing an ar­rest.

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