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Criminal charges won't be filed against Evander Kane


Fri, Mar 11th 2016 05:00 pm

Acting Erie County District Attorney Michael J. Flaherty Jr. released this statement Friday:

"It has been reported in the media that, beginning on Dec. 27, 2015, professional hockey player Evander Kane has been the subject of an investigation by the Buffalo Police Department. This investigation was the result of the Buffalo Police following automatic protocols that are in place. Those protocols were followed and there was never a criminal complaint filed.

"After a careful and diligent examination of all the known facts, including the results of forensic and toxicological testing, neither the provable facts nor the applicable law support the filing of any criminal charges or a prosecution in this matter.

"The Buffalo Police Department and the Erie County District Attorney's Office take every investigation of possible sexual assault initiated as result of those protocols very seriously and utilize every available resource to conduct investigations into matters of that nature.

"Out of respect for the privacy of all parties involved, and given the fact that these matters need to be handled with the utmost sensitivity and confidentiality, I am unable to comment any further regarding the details of the matter."

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