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A lawyer for the woman who accused Florida State quarterback Jameis Winston of sexual assault asked Friday for Florida's attorney general to independently examine the rape investigation, claiming it was riddled with problems.
Attorney Patricia Carroll called on the attorney general to investigate the Tallahassee Police Department's handling of the case, saying that detectives failed to interview key witnesses, used unreliable and incomplete forensic tests and never tested the alleged victim's blood for the presence of date-rape drugs. However, spokeswoman Jenn Meale said the Attorney General's Office hadn't yet received a formal request from Carroll.
"It appears to me to be a complete failure of an investigation of a rape case," Carroll said during the 90-minute news conference.
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