Prosecutors received Winston case on Tuesday

GARY FINEOUT, Associated Press
KAREEM COPELAND, Associated Press

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — 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.


Copyright 2013 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.


Recent Headlines

in National

General Mills recalls 1.8 million boxes of Cheerios


The company is recalling the original and honey nut flavored varieties.

in Sports

Eclectic mix of teams gear up for MLB postseason


From pitching powerhouses to aging warhorses, an eclectic cast of clubs are gearing up for MLB's playoff extravaganza.

in Entertainment, Sports

DraftKings, FanDuel defend integrity after insider bet


The two major U.S. sports fantasy companies are defending their businesses' integrity after an employee used insider information to place bets in the unregulated multi-billion-dollar industry.

in Sports

Controversial non-call denies Lions chance of first win


A controversial non-call may have cost the Detroit Lions their first win of the season following a wild finish to their 13-10 loss to the Seattle Seahawks on Monday.

in Sports

Rio Olympics cutting costs with Brazil deep in recession


Olympic organizers, faced with the reality of a country deep in recession, say they are trimming costs to keep their budget balanced.