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Police: U-Va. Officials Pushed For Investigation Of Gang-Rape Allegation Post

When the Charlottesville Police Department issued its independent investigation of an alleged fraternity gang-rape here on Monday, it did more than discredit a Rolling Stone article’s version of the events: The police report also showed that University of Virginia officials made efforts to bring the allegations to police six months before the article published.

Police Chief Timothy J. Longo told reporters on Monday that detectives were “not able to conclude to any substantive degree that an incident occurred at the Phi Kappa Psi fraternity house or any other fraternity house, for that matter.” Longo also noted that investigators concluded that the fraternity did not host a party the night of the alleged attack in 2012 nor were they able to find anyone matching the magazine’s description of the alleged attackers.