A Nationwide Football League security consultant requested Kansas Metropolis police for video and studies of Kareem Hunt preventing at a Kansas Metropolis nightclub.
However that official request did not come till Might – greater than 4 months after the incident.
Documents uncovered by the KMBC 9 Investigates workforce forged new questions on how much – and when — NFL and Kansas Metropolis Chiefs representatives knew concerning the assault report, alleging Kareem Hunt kicked a man multiple occasions on the bottom on the Mosaic nightclub in January.
These paperwork and additional paperwork obtained by means of Missouri Sunshine Regulation requests to Kansas Metropolis police, show an NFL consultant solely acquired an official Kansas City police report concerning the incident Dec. three. That’s the identical day information broke nationally concerning the Kansas City nightclub brawl — and 4 days after the Chiefs launched Hunt for lying about shoving and kicking a lady in a Cleveland lodge.
THE NFL’S INVESTIGATION IN KANSAS CITY
After his Might 21 request to Kansas Metropolis police about stories of a battle involving Kareem Hunt, NFL Security consultant Dirk Taitt verbally narrowed his request to exclude the official police report — only needing confirmation of the disposition of the case, in line with Kansas Metropolis Police spokesman Jake Becchina.
Paperwork show Kansas Metropolis police inactivated the case after the alleged victim did not pursue costs.
Becchina confirmed to KMBC 9 Information Tuesday morning, after a search of division data, the one individuals to entry the official police report have been police investigators, prosecutors and the alleged victim again in January and February — until news concerning the alleged assault broke final week.
KMBC 9 Information still has questions on what else NFL representatives knew concerning the assault allegations towards the previous Chiefs operating back – if these representatives did not have the official police report.
An e-mail to a league spokesman was not immediately returned Wednesday.
HUNT’S RELEASE AND CHIEFS ACTIONS
The Chiefs released Hunt last month after the organization stated he was not truthful about his involvement in a February incident where video exhibits him shoving and kicking a 19-yr-previous lady in a luxury Cleveland lodge.
Sunday, Kansas City Chiefs owner and CEO Clark Hunt stated individuals in the group knew about three offseason incidents involving Kareem Hunt. Kareem Hunt was also accused of punching a man at an Ohio nightclub in June.
Yet, Clark Hunt didn’t increase on the extent of the investigation in a query and answer session with reporters, after the Chiefs clinched a playoff spot Sunday.
“We have been accustomed to all three of the incidents that he had in the offseason,” he stated. “That they had all been reported to the NFL and the NFL was investigating.”
A reporter additionally requested Hunt if any modifications have to occur in how the league handles these kind of conditions.
“I’m unsure I’m at some extent right now the place I can say there was a breakdown and specifically what that breakdown was,” Hunt responded. “The league has spent a number of time and assets making an attempt to build a department that may deal with these kind of conditions. Obviously, it’s imperfect. I’m unsure you possibly can ever reach perfection. There are limitations on the kind of info that the league security is able to get and I’m unsure that we will change that.”
KMBC 9 News has reached out to league spokesman Brian McCarthy concerning the NFL request to Kansas Metropolis police, but an e-mail was not instantly returned.
Last week, McCarthy expanded on the NFL’s investigation of the Cleveland incident involving Kareem Hunt, after KMBC 9 News revealed the NFL didn’t formally request data from Cleveland until the day surveillance video was released.
“We had multiple verbal conversations with Cleveland cops and requested surveillance video instantly upon learning of the incident in February,” McCarthy stated. “In addition, NFL representatives also made requests for surveillance video to the lodge property. We additionally obtained and reviewed the material developed by the police, which included the written stories prepared by the officers who responded to the incident, and later the interviews that have been recorded by bodycams and the recordings of the 911 calls.”
After KMBC 9 aired the story, Cleveland police stated someone from the NFL did obtain the report from someone in its police division, but not by means of its official public data system. Cleveland police have began an inner investigation into the general response to the incident.
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