Fooch's Update No. 2: Ray McDonald issued a statement:
"I appreciate the seriousness of the situation and I understand and respect that law enforcement had a job to do, which is why I cooperated fully with their investigation from beginning to end," McDonald said in a statement. "I am relieved that the DA's office has rightfully decided not to file charges. I want to thank everyone who was supportive during this difficult time."
Fooch's Update: The 49ers have also released a statement:
The issue of domestic violence is important to us, as it is throughout society. We have taken this allegation seriously, just as we have taken the principles of due process seriously. We have said from the beginning that we will consider the information available, allow the facts to lead to our decisions and respect the judicial process. Based on the information available to us and the District Attorney's decision not to file charges, there will be no change in Ray's status with the team.
The Santa Clara District Attorney's office released a memo related to the Ray McDonald case, which you can read below. The memo details the facts from August 30 and 31, leading up to and following Ray McDonald's arrest on suspicion of felony domestic violence.
Section 2 details the facts as they were determined based on various interviews. The memo reports that not all people were cooperative, so these are not necessarily the absolute certain facts. This is what they have learned through their investigation.
Section 3 goes into the legal aspects of the case, with pertinent statutory details. Section 4 discusses the collateral issue of the police relationship with the 49ers, while section 5 provides analysis for why they chose not to press charges. If you have any questions about this, feel free to ask in the comments, and we'll all do our best to sort through them.