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    Default Eagles Safety Nate Allen is fully cleared in case of mistaken identity

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    Nate Allen is fully cleared by Florida authorities


    Last week, Eagles safety Nate Allen was detained but then released by authorities after an allegation of indecent exposure. This week, Allen fully has been cleared.

    Per a source with knowledge of the situation, the Office of the State Attorney for the 20th Judicial Circuit in Fort Myers, Florida has found that Allen “could not have been the perpetrator” that triggered the allegations.

    Last Monday, a 16-year-old girl called 911 to inform police that “she saw a man in a large black two door or four door pick-up, most likely a Ford, with his window down masturbating in the truck.” She said the man was in his mid-40s to early 50, with a gray/white goatee. She also said the man was wearing a red shirt and a white visor.

    Police later saw Allen driving a black Ford F-250 truck, and wearing a red T-shirt and white cap. He was stopped and detained while the girl came to the traffic stop for the purposes of identifying Allen. It’s unclear whether she positively identified the 27-year-old Allen; the State Attorney’s memo exonerating Allen notes that this method of identification is “inherently suggestive and leads to potential misidentification.”

    Other evidence confirmed that Allen was not the man the girl saw, including evidence regarding his whereabouts at the time and a surveillance video showing a different black truck next to the SUV the girl was driving at the time she called 911.

    So it’s a complete and total exoneration of Allen. This isn’t a case of the prosecution believing it may not have enough proof to obtain a conviction; it has no proof. It wasn’t Allen.

    A second-round pick of the Eagles in 2010, Allen is due to become a free agent on March 10

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    Default Re: Eagles Safety Nate Allen is fully cleared in case of mistaken identity

    Unfortunately, this story saying he's cleared in every way isn't making nearly as many headlines as it did when he was mistakenly charged. The world we live in is awesome sometimes...

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    Nate Allen to sue police department that mistakenly detained him

    Raiders defensive back Nate Allen was detained by police in his hometown of Fort Myers, Florida, in February after a girl called 911 to say she saw a man masturbating in a truck. Allen was cleared and police acknowledged they had detained the wrong man, but not until Allen had to go through the embarrassment of news reports saying he was detained in connection with an indecent exposure case.

    Now Allen wants to hold the police accountable.

    Allen will sue the Fort Myers Police Department, his lawyer told TMZ, saying, “he’s a fighter, and he’s going to stand up for this community and its residents to have a fair shake when they interact with law enforcement.”

    The 27-year-old Allen has played his entire five-year career in Philadelphia but signed in Oakland at the start of free agency.

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    Four police officers punished for falsely detaining Nate Allen


    Raiders safety Nate Allen was detained by police for several hours in Fort Myers, Florida in February after he was accused of lewd behavior in a vehicle and Allen, who was exonerated of the allegation, said afterward that he planned to sue the police department for the incident.

    The Fort Myers Police Department has investigated what happened and, via the Southwest Florida News-Press, four officers have been disciplined for their actions after a 16-year-old girl said she saw Allen masturbating in his car. Since the case involved a 16-year-old, it should have been handled as a potential misdemeanor but it was instead pursued as a felony. Since it was a potential misdemeanor, Allen should have been released immediately.

    As a result, the department found that four officers failed to adequately investigate the alleged crime and failed to properly interpret the statutes. Sgt. Jacqueline Garret was suspended for a week, detective Audenia Thomas was suspended for three days, officer Gloria Machado must undergo counseling and Rebecca Milhoan, who resigned as a police officer in May, received a written reprimand.

    Fort Myers Police Chief Doug Baker extended “his deepest and most sincere apology” to Allen, who plans to address the department’s decision and his plans to sue at a Friday press conference.

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    So, all four police officers were female?

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    So, all four police officers were female?

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