Prosecutor: Brock Turner ran from police during prior run-in with law

Brock Turner ran from police during an incident two months before he sexually assaulted a woman at Stanford University, according to Santa Clara County Deputy District Attorney Alaleh Kianerci’s sentencing brief obtained by this news organization.

Turner ran when officers approached him and his swim teammates who were drinking beers during a walk to a Stanford University football game, according to the sentencing brief.

According to the June 2, 2016, memorandum, the Nov. 15, 2014, incident is “a prior arrest and pending case.”

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A teammate detained by police identified Turner as one of the males he walked with, according to the prosecution. Law enforcement then called Turner by phone and asked him to return, the memo stated.

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Upon return, Turner wore a bright orange tuxedo and smelled of “the odor of alcohol,” the prosecution said. Turner “admitted to trying to hide” a backpack of beer from deputies, the memorandum stated.

“He said it was a split-second decision and he regretted making it,” the prosecution wrote.

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