Tallahassee police officer Scott Angulo acknowledged missteps in the police investigation of a rape accusation against then-Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston, the officer said in an Oct. 22 deposition that was released to USA Today on Friday.
They were his first publicly available comments about the investigation. No charges were brought against Winston, who is now a rookie with the Bucs.
Angulo was deposed in connection with a federal Title IX lawsuit that Erica Kinsman filed against FSU. She said the school's response to her reported assault was deliberately indifferent and denied her of educational opportunities protected under the law.
Angulo acknowledged not trying to get surveillance video from Potbelly's, the bar where Kinsman met Winston, saying that it "absolutely" should have been done. Angulo did not interview eyewitnesses who could potentially identify who Kinsman left the bar with, going to Winston's apartment. That included FSU player Chris Casher, Winston's roommate. Kinsman had told Angulo she had spoken with a freshman football player named Chris that night. Angulo was asked how difficult it would have been to identify a freshman football player named Chris and interview him. Angulo replied, "It wouldn't have been hard at all."