Accuser’s Attorney Criticizes Jameis Winston Investigation


The attorney for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback of raping her last year is calling for an independent Attorney General’s Office investigation of the case and the Tallahassee Police Department.

At a news conference in Zephyrhills, Fla., on Friday morning, attorney Patricia Carroll of Dade City sharply criticized TPD’s handling of the case, as well as the later follow-up investigation by State Attorney Willie Meggs, which concluded last week with no charges being filed against Winston.

“If victims are subjected on an ongoing basis to what this victim was there is a serious problem in the state of Florida and certainly the Tallahassee area,” Carroll said.

Carroll said the investigation, rife with omissions, contradictions and sloppy police work, wrongly focused on her client, not on Winston.

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