Nope, not slinging mud, I never said Winston did anything at all. I was just talking hypothetical.
This is a 100% true statement. Right or wrong, the statement in itself is true--and I think that more often than not a police investigator will point this out WHEN TALKING TO THE ATTORNEY OR REPRESENTATIVE. Note it doesn't say that he said this to the victim, i.e. the allegation isn't that the detective pressured the victim not to report or proceed. When professionals speak to other professionals about these things, they tend to be matter of fact. I used to have frank discussions all the time with criminal investigators about how crappy the Government's case was in these types of sex assault cases. I would never tell the victim that, and once we make the decision to go to court--that's it. We're in.
No Police officer should be saying this. It doesn't matter if your in a football town or not. The police are their to protect the victim, if its Winston from a false accusation or the girl who might have been raped. In doing so the police has no obligation to be biased to one side or the other. In stating such a thing they are being prejudicial towards the girl, and coming from an authority figure it can be seen as pressured.