These Quotes From The Police Report Prove Brock Turner's Story Is Even Crazier Than You Thought
There is so much spin and recapitulating that goes on by so many different people when it comes to rape trials. So, I thought it was important to go straight to the facts.
We dug up the actual police incident report from the evening of January 17 and combed through it. Upon doing so, every single attempt by Brock's lawyers to recast the events of the night become instantly, and shockingly, absurd.
When the officers came upon the scene, the victim was breathing but still completely unresponsive.
The report says,
In fact, it would only be nearly three hours later the victim would finally become responsive in any way, as explained by one of the medical personnel who cared for her after the assault:
When the officers found her, her dress was pulled up, and she was naked from the waist down.
The officers then saw the two witnesses (Jonsson and Arndt), who caught Brock Turner in the act as they were riding their bikes through campus and called the police.
Peter Jonsson's (the man who actually chased down and tackled Turner after the assault) witness statement paints a harrowing picture of the events.
As the officer who questioned Jonsson remarked, Jonsson was deeply disturbed by what he saw:
The police report then switches over to a summary of Jonsson and Arndt's direct accounts of the event.
Arndt corroborates the fact that he thought Brock Turner was having intercourse with the victim, saying he saw him thrust on top of her around 10 times.
This is contradicted by Brock who, in the report, claims he only fingered her. At the trial, we had only Brock's word for it.
At first, both Jonsson and Arndt just thought it was a normal "hookup," and there was no foul play. That quickly changed as they got closer looks.
They got off their bikes and approached Turner, and this is when Turner's attempted spinning of the events in and out of court is rendered totally ridiculous.
Now, as Brock Turner put it in his own report to the officer that very evening, he did not run away. What happened was, in the middle of fingering the victim, he just, you know, got up and decided to leave.
This is pretty much the most ridiculous excuse I've ever read. This is worse than when I denied spraying my sister in the face with Windex because "I was at Hogwarts."
Yeah, Brock, we are going to believe you were "hooking up" with a girl -- consensually, as you claimed -- and five minutes in (something you also claim in this report), you decided to get up and go home, leaving a girl behind a dumpster half naked and unconscious, just because you suddenly realized it was "getting late." Fuck you.
Jonsson continued his story, explaining how he and Arndt heroically, and very athletically, chased down and effectively subdued Brock.
The report says,
(If there is any silver lining in any of this, it is the use of the term "leg sweep" here.)
Jonsson and Arndt went on to explain Turner, after falling, tried to get up and run away again, so the two men tackled him to the ground and Jonsson straddled Turner while Arndt held his legs until the police arrived.
Some of the saddest parts of this report involve the victim finally coming to the hospital, completely disoriented, unable to process what had just happened.
This case is unlike many rape cases because there were witnesses -- and still Brock was given only a three-month sentence. Too often, it's simply the word of the attacker versus that of the attacked, and if the person attacked was unconscious or intoxicated, the attacker can dictate the narrative of events with impunity.
With witnesses, though, that narrative becomes absurd. In this report, pressured by knowledge of direct eye witnesses, Brock's version of the events become wildly ludicrous.
Let me just summarize what he told the officer's that night: He said they were flirting and holding hands, then they walked off, began kissing, fell on the ground, kept kissing, he started fingering her, he suddenly felt tired and then started walking home, which is when two people tackled him for no reason, and he was arrested.
As he put it to the officer,
He added she rubbed his back and enjoyed the fingering.
I'll let the victim respond to this sentiment in her own words, with this excerpt from the remarkable letter she read aloud to him in court:
There is so much to pour over in this report, but it's so important we hold the narratives of those accused of sexual assault and their lawyers to task in every possible way we can.
Looking at the direct evidence, unfiltered by defense attorneys and the media, is a crucial way we can do this in the future.