Prosecutor: Police drove Cleaves home after reported assault

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Posted: Sep 15, 2016 3:15 PM

FLINT, Mich. (AP) — Prosecutors say officers drove former Michigan State basketball star Mateen Cleaves to his home after police responded to a reported sexual assault of a woman at a Flint-area motel.

The Flint Journal reports (http://bit.ly/2culHoQ ) that Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Lisa Lindsey made the statement to a judge during a hearing Thursday.

Defense attorney Frank Manley later told reporters that the officers' actions showed they "saw nothing that would rise to the level of some type of crime."

The 39-year-old Cleaves is charged with assaulting the woman at a Mundy Township motel last summer following a charity golf outing. He denies the charge.

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Wayne County prosecutors are handling the case after Genesee County's prosecutor did not take it due to a possible conflict of interest.

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Information from: The Flint Journal, http://www.mlive.com/flint