Multiple police

McQueary says he stopped the rape and that he did talk to police… and not merely the university official in charge of the campus police:

Mike McQueary, the Penn State assistant football coach under fire for his reported lack of action in an alleged 2002 rape of a boy by Jerry Sandusky, said in an email to a former classmate that he stopped the assault in an athletic facility shower and discussed it with police.

In the email obtained by The Morning Call, McQueary wrote that he “did have discussions with police and with the official at the university in charge of police” following the alleged incident between Sandusky, a former Penn State assistant coach, and a boy.

The interesting thing is that despite what many have assumed, this doesn’t contradict what is reported to have been in the grand jury transcript – I haven’t and don’t intend to read it – but it did catch my attention that all the reports about it only said McQueary had not spoken with the University Police. But that says absolutely nothing about whether he did or did not speak with the State College police or some other police department. It seemed to be a strangely specific negative comment.

Asked about McQueary’s statement in the email that he had discussions with police, Penn State police told The Morning Call they were deferring to the university public relations office, which did not return a call Tuesday afternoon. Pennsylvania State Police in Harrisburg, which is heading the investigation, did not return a call…. The State College Police Department did not return a call for comment.

If McQueary is telling the truth – and there is no reason to assume he is not – then this will be a second example of the police receiving an eyewitness report about Sandusky raping a child and doing absolutely nothing about it. I’ve been convinced that if there is something sinister going on in Penn State, it goes well beyond the football program and the police have known about it for years. Remember, the police are not paid to protect and serve the public, they are paid to protect and serve the powerful. This has always been the case.

The police are not a magic talisman. They are a notoriously corrupt institution. Anyhow, the Penn State scandal appears to be getting curiouser and curiouser.