Cleveland PD Launches Internal Investigation Into Handling of Kareem Hunt Case
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The Cleveland Police Dept. has revealed that one of its officers leaked a copy of the Kareem Hunt police report to the NFL back in February. They have now launched an internal investigation into the matter.
“Following an internal review, it has been determined that in February 2018 a member of the Cleveland Division of Police provided a copy of the police report involving the February 10, 2018 assault incident at The 9 to a representative from the National Football League,” they said.
“The report did not go through the official public records request process.”
The statement suggests that the NFL went outside of official channels in an effort to collect information about the incident.
According to TMZ, the investigating department also says it is looking into the “overall response” made by the department in regards to the Hunt incident as the star was not arrested or charged with a crime, despite the damning video evidence. Police also failed to look at the surveillance tape following the incident and gave no explanation for doing so.