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Jameis Winston Allegations Not Going Away

The alleged victim’s lawyer is asking the state attorney general to investigate, questioning the outcome of the Tallahassee Police probe. NBC 6 South Florida:

A lawyer for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault asked Friday for Florida’s attorney general to independently examine the rape investigation, claiming it was riddled with problems.

Attorney Patricia Carroll called on the attorney general to investigate the Tallahassee Police Department’s handling of the case, saying that detectives failed to interview key witnesses and that forensic tests were unreliable and incomplete.

The problems with the investigation “are so significant and so multiple,” Carroll said.

The lead detective got a search warrant for her client’s cellphone and social media accounts but failed to do the same for Winston and his two companions immediately after the accusations were made, Carroll said.

Investigators also focused an unusual amount of attention on the fact the alleged victim had the DNA of her boyfriend on her underpants in addition to that of Winston, Carroll said. The consensual sexual encounter with the boyfriend happened before the encounter involving Winston and wouldn’t have been allowed to be introduced in a courtroom, she said.

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