As the Gainesville police prepare to face inevitable questions regarding an apparent propensity to look the other way when members of the Florida football program got into trouble, the department says that authorities from Massachusetts have not yet inquired about a 2007 shooting possibly involved Aaron Hernandez.
Gainesville police have issued a statement via Facebook regarding the report from ABC News that Massachusetts authorities are looking in to the ice-cold case.
“The Gainesville Police Department is aware that members of the national media are reporting on GPD Case 02-07-020053, a shooting investigation from an incident report obtained from sources outside of the Department. The stories also mention that Massachusetts law enforcement agencies have contacted the Gainesville Police Department about the investigation.
“The Gainesville Police Department has not been contacted by any other law enforcement agency about this incident. The Gainesville Police Department has not released any incident report concerning this case, due to it being an open criminal investigation. Any alleged reports currently circulating may or may not be accurate, since the Gainesville Police Department did not release any reports. The origin of these alleged reports is unknown.
“Due to the case being classified as an open criminal investigation, the Gainesville Police Department will not be releasing an incident report nor commenting on this open investigation.”
In other words, the Gainesville police are saying the information being quoted and cited from the official police report may be inaccurate, but the Gainesville police won’t say what is and isn’t accurate.
In other words, someone from the University of Florida possibly has contacted the Gainesville police department in an effort to do what the Gainesville fire department would ordinarily due in situations of this nature.