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Jacksonville State University police Chief Shawn Giddy shakes hands with Rob Shaffer, another university police officer, after cleaning out his office. Giddy was informed by the university that he was no longer employed there, he said. Kirsten Fiscus/ The Anniston Star
JSU police investigator, who has worked for the university since 1998. Informed Leufroy of the alleged assault on her daughter. Returned to work Monday after being placed on administrative leave Feb. 21.
In a months-long investigation, The Star spoke with a tennager and her mother, who say the teen was raped by a JSU athlete on campus in July 2017 and that university officials protected the athlete. Two police officers were sidelined for months, and one of them — the chief — lost his job last week. The Star also reviewed public records related to the case and interviewed court officials.
A Georgia woman and her mother claim the daughter was raped last year by a Jacksonville State University athlete on campus, and that school officials helped protect him from prosecution.
In a months-long investigation, The Anniston Star learned that two JSU police officers working the case were placed on administrative leave by the university. That status continued more than four months until Monday, when one officer — JSU’s police chief — cleaned out his office, and the other officer returned to work.
Staff Writer Kirsten Fiscus covers crime and public safety for The Star. Patrick McCreless covers JSU, Jacksonville, Piedmont and health care. Reach Fiscus at 256-235-3563 or on Twitter: @KFiscus_Star. Reach McCreless at 256-235-3561 or on Twitter: @PMcCreless_Star.