BUFFALO, N.Y. (WIVB) — The Office of Erie County Central Police Services is refuting earlier claims that evidence in the Patrick Kane case was tampered with.
“All evidence related to this case that was given to Erie County Central Police Services by the Town of Hamburg Police Department is accounted for and remains in its original packaging in the possession of Erie County Central Police Services,” Commissioner John Glascott said in a statement Wednesday.
Glascott went on to say, “This includes the evidence in the rape kit and the packaging itself. This evidence has been analyzed and reports of that analysis sent to the appropriate agencies.”
Earlier in the day, Thomas Eoannou, an attorney who represents the woman accusing Kane of rape, announced that his client’s evidence had been tampered with, calling the entire investigation into question.
Eoannou claimed that the original bag of evidence belonging to his client’s case appeared at her mother’s home. “The bag has a label on it. It contains my client’s identity. It contains my client’s birthday,” Eoannou told the media. “It contains the location where the rape kit was done, and it confirms the nurse’s initials who performed the rape kit.”
Kane, who has maintained his innocence throughout the investigation, has not been charged with a crime.