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SportWhy the NFL was unable to get Tyreek Hill investigation details

05:30  23 july  2019
05:30  23 july  2019 Source:   usatoday.com

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Why the NFL was unable to get Tyreek Hill investigation details© Provided by USA Today Sports Media Group LLC A prosecutor’s office cited exemptions to state open-records law to deny the NFL information related to the concluded child abuse investigation of Kansas City Chiefs receiver Tyreek Hill, according to documents obtained by USA TODAY Sports on Monday.

Dirk Taitt, described in his inquiry as a “National Football League (NFL) Security Representative … affiliated with the Kansas City Chiefs,” sent the letter to the Johnson County (Kansas) District Attorney on April 24, the same day DA Steve Howe announced the office would not pursue charges against Hill.

Taitt cited the end of the case as he requested police records, witness statements, “photographs and video recordings depicting either the alleged victim’s or the alleged perpetrator’s physical condition” and other information on the alleged incident that left the 3-year-old son of Hill and Crystal Espinal with a broken arm. Taitt had previously sought similar information before the case concluded.

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“This records request is in response to the recent Child Abuse complaints involving the parents Crystal Espinal and Tyreek Hill as it relates to alleged injuries sustained by the couple’s minor child,” Taitt wrote. “As indicated, Mr. Hill is a member of the Kansas City Chiefs Football Club (NFL).”

Howe responded in a letter dated April 25, the same day part of a recorded conversation between Hill and Espinal from earlier this year was broadcast by KCTV5 in Kansas City. That discussion led the Chiefs to ban Hill from on-field activities with the team.

The ban was lifted Friday after a four-month investigation by the NFL concluded that “based on the evidence presently available, the NFL cannot conclude that Mr. Hill violated the Personal Conduct Policy.”

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Tyreek Hill after a workout in January.CreditCreditCharlie Riedel/Associated Press. Still, the police were unable to conclusively determine what had happened and did not charge Hill or his fiancée. The incident reportedly remains under investigation by the Kansas Department for Children and Families.

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The league said in its statement that “local law enforcement authorities have publicly advised that the available evidence does not permit them to determine who caused the child's injuries.”

Howe wrote in his April 25 response that the request for “medical records of a patient and, as such, they are not required to be disclosed” and “criminal investigation records and, as such, they are not required to be disclosed” under the Kansas Open Records Act.

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