DURHAM, N.C. – A woman who claims she was raped by members of Duke University’s lacrosse team was described as “just passed-out drunk” by one of the first police officers to see her, according to a recording of radio traffic obtained Thursday by The Associated Press.
The conversation between the officer and a police dispatcher took place about 1:30 a.m. March 14, about five minutes after a grocery store security guard called 911 to report a woman in the parking lot who would not get out of someone else’s car.
The officer gave the dispatcher the police code for an intoxicated person and said the woman was unconscious. When asked whether she needed medical help, the officer said: “She’s breathing and appears to be fine. She’s not in distress. She’s just passed-out drunk.”
And of course the claim is that she showed up drunk. So….that means what? Because if she were obviously drunk from the moment she showed up, that means she couldn’t give meaningful consent to any sexual acts she participated in with people who knew she was drunk.
Unless this is some kind of defense to robbery. Hey! She was drunk, and she just forgot her nails, cell phone and $400!