U of M police apply for search warrant to obtain info on EOAA report on Reggie Lynch allegations

November 20, 2018 04:13 PM

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The University of Minnesota police department has applied for a search warrant seeking to obtain information contained in an investigation conducted by the school's Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action into a sexual assault allegation made against former Gophers basketball player Reggie Lynch.

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The EOAA had recommended Lynch, a former Big 10 defensive player of the year, be expelled for violating the school's sexual misconduct policy after allegations of sexual assault.

RELATED: Gophers center Reggie Lynch drops appeal, accepts expulsion

He elected to accept the expulsion recommendation and not appear at the appeal hearings.

The incident being investigated is alleged to have occurred in April 2016. A woman alleges she met Lynch at his dorm room. The two were alone and the woman alleges Lynch sexually assaulted her. Lynch has denied those allegations.

RELATED: Attorney: Lynch 'categorically and vehemently denies' assault allegations

The search warrant application states university police believe information contained in both the EOAA and Office for Community Standards files regarding the case may be relevant to the criminal investigation.

Ryan Pacyga, the attorney representing Lynch, said he would not comment on the search warrant application.

The school issued a statement Tuesday saying it would cooperate with the investigation.

"The University always cooperates with law enforcement and complies with court orders," the statement read.
 

RELATED: Third allegation emerges against Gophers' Lynch; expulsion recommended

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