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Saturday, 12 August 2017 09:18

District Attorney: 'We Are Not Currently Investigating' R. Kelly

Written by  Daniel Kreps

The Fulton County district attorney said Friday that his office is not currently investigating R. Kelly over the "sex cult" allegations, hours after an Atlanta mayoral candidate stated that local police had uncovered "enough evidence" to open an investigation.

At a Friday press conference, Fulton County commission chairman John Eaves said that the Johns Creek Police Department had "provided key information" to warrant a criminal investigation into the allegations first aired this July in a Buzzfeed story.

However, following Eaves' comments, Lieutenant Chris Byers of the Johns Creek Police Department told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, "There is no new evidence in the closed investigation." Byers admitted that the police department supplied the district attorney with their case file on Kelly accusations to "let them know what was going on due to the high profile nature of the incident and figured they would be getting calls about it."

Fulton County District Attorney Paul Howard confirmed he received and will review the Johns Creek PD file, but added, "We are not currently investigating Mr. Kelly."

"Today there is no investigation,” Howard said. "What we received is some information. Information that (police) might send on any citizen. We will look at it and make an evaluation.

Read more at RollingStone

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