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Northern Regional Police Chief: Dept. Has No Investigation Open Into Antonio Brown

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) -- The chief of Northern Regional Police says his department has no sexual assault investigation open involving former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown.

KDKA's Andy Sheehan reports that Chief Robert Amann says Brown's accuser, Britney Taylor, never filed a complaint with the department.

Brown, now with the New England Patriots, is facing rape and sexual assault accusations by Taylor, his former trainer.

"If she would come forward to report a sexual assault, we would start a criminal investigation, but since she hasn't, we have no investigation at this time," Chief Amann said.

According to a lawsuit filed Tuesday in the Southern District of Florida, Taylor says Brown sexually assaulted her on three occasions.

Brown has denied those allegations.


However, Brown is facing an investigation by the NFL. Also, the Allegheny County District Attorney's Office here in Pittsburgh said they will be looking into the allegations made in the lawsuit as well.

The commissioner has the power to bar Brown from playing if he "believes that a player may have violated this policy by committing" sexual assault. The commissioner's office did not respond to our email request for comment.

Contacted by KDKA, Taylor's attorney David Haas had no comment beyond the lawsuit, including whether Taylor intends to pursue a criminal investigation.

But legal experts we've spoken with say that's highly unlikely at this point.

(TM and © Copyright 2019 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. The Associated Press contributed to this report.)

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