Tuesday, August 01, 2017

What Is There For The University To Investigate?

The man clearly didn't rape the woman.  The evidence--video, no less--shows the sex was consensual.  The legal case against the man has been dropped.
Prosecutors will no longer pursue a case against a USC student accused of raping a fellow undergraduate after a judge’s decision that there was not enough evidence to send the case to trial, the Los Angeles County district attorney’s office said Monday.

Charges will not be refiled against 20-year-old Armaan Karim Premjee, who was accused of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old student in her campus dorm on April 1, said Shiara Davila-Morales, a spokeswoman for the district attorney’s office. Premjee’s preliminary hearing was held in Los Angeles Superior Court last week...

Emily Gersema, a USC spokeswoman, said in an email Monday that Premjee is registered for courses in the fall. Gersema said she could not confirm whether the university was conducting its own investigation.
What could a university "investigation" possibly uncover?

Totally left out of this story are two questions that need to be answered:
1) Who reported this alleged rape?
2) Are charges being filed against the person who falsely reported a rape?

Update:  Then there's this, also from USC, which should be proof enough that the university can't be and shouldn't be trusted to investigate alleged sexual assaults.  Leave such investigations to law enforcement:
A former football player was “railroaded” by a “rogue” Title IX office at the University of Southern California, according to a surprising source — his alleged “victim.”

Zoe Katz, the captain of USC’s women’s tennis team, is accusing the university of not only ignoring her protestations that her boyfriend Matt Boermeester didn’t assault her, but threatening her for speaking up...

She denounced USC for conducting a “horrible and unjust” investigation: “Looking back, Matt never had a chance. Before he was even interviewed by the Title IX investigator, he was suspended from the University"...

“I was told that I must be afraid of Matt, which I definitely was not and am not,” Katz wrote in her statement denouncing USC. “When I told the truth about Matt, in repeated interrogations, I was stereotyped and was told I must be a ‘battered’ woman, and that made me feel demeaned and absurdly profiled.”

Instead she fears “further” retaliation from USC’s Title IX office, which she says isolated her by prohibiting her from speaking with Boermeester and even her own friends....
USC is not covering itself in glory on this topic.

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