Police announced today that they were unable to verify the alleged rape at the University of Virginia Phi Kappa Psi fraternity originally detailed in the Rolling Stone story, “A Rape on Campus” that became national news.
A lot has happened since the article was published and then retracted: UVA fraternities had been suspended and then were reinstated, the Managing Editor of Rolling Stone was fired, and public opinion of Rolling Stone has diminished.
Despite Rolling Stone‘s retraction, Charlottesville police continued their own investigation until today, when Police Chief Timothy Longo announced, “We are unable to conclude to any substantive degree that an incident consistent with the act contained in that article occurred at the Phi Kappa Psi house — or any other house.”
According to Chief Longo, the case has been suspended and not closed. “It would be a disservice to Jackie [the victim in “A Rape on Campus”] and the university to just close this case.”
Hopefully Phi Kappa Psi and UVA can now put this incident behind them.