Cleveland police probe response to Kareem Hunt case

Ruben Hill
December 7, 2018

The Kansas City Chiefs released Hunt after the video surfaced saying that the running back lied when asked about the incident by team officials.

But the "report did not go through the official public records request process", department officials announced Wednesday in its public records center.

The video published by TMZ showed Hunt push a woman, push another man into a woman and then kick her as she attempted to get up while friends of the parties involved attempted to intercede throughout the confrontation that occurred in a hallway.

The Kansas City Star reports that the delivery of that report wasn't included on a list obtained by the newspaper showing requests for records pertaining to the incident via Ohio's open-records law.

The city released records that show the National Football League didn't ask for police reports until the video surfaced. While Hunt's violence has been on the NFL's radar for some time now, the video evidence was the final nail in the coffin.

EA Sports is believed to be taking actions based on the outcome of two events: the violent incident in the Cleveland hotel lobby, and a separate incident taking place in January, where he stands accused of attacking of knocking a fellow club-goer unconscious shortly after the Chiefs were eliminated from the playoffs.

League officials said late Tuesday that they had "multiple verbal conversations" with cops in Cleveland and sought out video footage upon learning of the incident.

"The Cleveland Division of Police is conducting an internal investigation regarding the overall response to the February 10, 2018 incident", Cleveland police said in a statement.

Other reports by Click Lancashire

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