Tallahassee officer admits to missteps in Jameis Winston case

Sunday December 6th, 2015

Tallahassee police officer Scott Angulo admitted to missteps in the Jameis Winston sexual assault investigation in a deposition released to USA Today on Friday.

The deposition is from October, when Angulo was questioned in connection with a Title IX lawsuit filed by Winston’s accuser, Erica Kinsman. She alleges the school was deliberately indifferent in its response to her allegation against Winston. 

In the deposition, Angulo described “investigative shortcomings,” according to the report. Kinsman and Winston’s encounter took place in late 2012, and she identified him in January 2013. Angulo said in his deposition he should have acquired surveillance video from the bar Kinsman and Winston met, did not seek eyewitnesses from the bar and should have gone to Winston to question him in person instead of calling him first.

In November 2013, Winston’s case moved from the Tallahassee Police Department to the state attorney’s office. The office announced in December of that year Winston would not be charged. In December 2014, Winston was found not responsible of violating FSU’s code of conduct.

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Winston was selected No. 1 overall by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the 2015 NFL draft. Kinsman’s suit against Winston will be heard in federal court in January.

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