The Dodgers are unlikely to resolve the sexual assault case of Trevor Bauer quickly.
According to Lt. Carolyn Gordon of the Pasadena Police Department, the investigation is “not near the end.”
“We were looking at some things and we thought we were nearing the end,” Gordon told USA TODAY Sports. “We are not near the end.
“This investigation is bigger than we thought. So we have to look for a few more places. We want to try to find out as many things as possible.”
Bauer is under investigation for an alleged attack that took place in mid-May. The allegations came to light after a Bauer prosecutor in Los Angeles requested a temporary restraining order for domestic violence. Prosecutor’s attorney he said the restraining order was due to a “recent attack that took place in the hands of Mr. Bauer” in which the prosecutor suffered “severe physical and emotional pain”.
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Although some have wondered why Bauer was not arrested given the facts of the investigation – “It seems to me [Bauer is] receiving special treatment, “a former New York City prosecutor told DANAS Sport – the Pasadena police department defended their case.
“I think we’ve dealt with this investigation like any other,” Gordon said. “There are facts that have emerged in this investigation that we need to investigate and that we are willing to investigate, because we need to be very careful as investigators, and that is what we plan to do.
“So, whether she’s famous or not, there are some things we need to pay attention to and we want to complete our investigation. We do not want to hand the case over to the district attorney and not complete the investigation. ‘
It is unclear how much longer this case will last, but MLB will certainly have to make a decision on Bauer’s long-term status. For now, the league has they placed him on seven-day paid administrative leave and said in a statement that he would “comment further at the appropriate time.”