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Miami PD presents Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton, Ricardo Lockette investigation to District Attorney

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We have an update on the Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton, Ricardo Lockette investigation. The case has been turned over to the State Attorney's office.

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In case you had forgotten about it, the Miami police department investigation into a "suspicious incident" involving Colin Kaepernick, Quinton Patton and Ricardo Lockette has taken a step forward. Matt Maiocco is reporting the police informed CSN Bay Area they have completed their investigation of the incident, and presented it to the Miami-Dade State Attorney's Office for consideration.

The next step is for the State Attorney's office to decide whether or not they will press charges against any parties involved. For comparison's sake, this is the same stage at which Aldon Smith's LAX investigation sits. The police in LA completed the investigation and now the City Attorney is deciding whether or not to press charges on a misdemeanor false report of a bomb threat. The Aldon Smith case was turned over to the City Attorney's office on April 24, which means over a month has passed without a resolution.

The police told Maiocco that the three players declined an invitation for an interview, but they would not reveal anything else. Given that the players were not pursued more aggressively, it's hard to think the State Attorney will be filing charges against any of the players. The 9-1-1 audio seems to benefit the players. I'd say it benefits their story, but they've generally kept quiet on this whole thing. As more and more information comes out, it seems more and more likely that nothing came of the night.

A year ago, Michael Crabtree was investigated for sexual assault following the team's win over the Green Bay Packers. People were on edge initially about that, but in less than a week, the DA's office announced they would not file charges. It seemed like a fairly simple investigation and it was cleared up quickly. This has taken a good deal longer, and there's been no real explanation why it has taken so long. At some point though, the State Attorney will make some kind of announcement, hopefully ending this whole thing and putting it completely in the rear view mirror.

Fooch's Update: Eric Branch's article included reference to a decision happening "soon"

The State Attorney’s Office will make a decision whether criminal charges will be filed and that process is “moving forward” and a decision will be made “soon,” said Ed Griffth of the State Attorney’s Office.