The Tallahassee Police Department is once again finding itself in hot water, this time after forgetting to redact the name of the woman Florida State quarterback De’Andre Johnson allegedly punched at a bar.
ESPN’s Jane McManus offered more.
McManus isn’t wrong. This immediately brings back memories of the Tallahassee PD doing everything in its power to protect former FSU quarterback Jameis Winston while he was under investigation for sexual assault.
Though Winston was ultimately cleared, this does not look good for the police department or university at all since it presents the idea that student athletes are above the law and will be protected regardless of offense.
Deadspin was able to get its hands on the police report, but one note from them simply says it all.
Tallahassee police sent us a copy of the incident report and it says pretty much nothing. Citing the state law that allows agencies to redact “active criminal intelligence information and active criminal investigative information,” Tallahassee police have redacted everything except the approximate time of what happened, the location, and the name and contact information for the victim. Not even one sentence of the narrative was left in the report.
What police released is below, with the victim’s identifying information also removed.
Yup, not looking good for the police department in any way, shape or form. Hopefully, the negative backlash serves as a wakeup call.
This story is still in the early stages, but Campus Sports will update it as more details are made public.
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