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SANTA CLARA – Coach Jim Harbaugh said Wednesday he has not been in contact with San Jose Police or the NFL as the Ray McDonald investigation continues.
McDonald was arrested on Aug. 31 for felony domestic violence that allegedly involved his pregnant girlfriend at a party, attended by many 49ers players, to celebrate McDonald's 30th birthday.
The police have disclosed no information about the incident other than a brief synopsis that stated the “victim had visible injuries.” He was released on $25,000 bail later that morning.
San Jose Police have also not provided any information about an incident on May 25, when officers responded to a call of a disturbance at McDonald’s home on Bentley Ridge Drive in San Jose.
Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom and House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi are among the public figures who have called for the 49ers to bench McDonald during the investigation.
A public information officer, responding to CSNBayArea.com questions directed to Chief of Police Larry Esquivel, said the San Jose Police Department has no comment on the 49ers’ handling of the situation.
“As a professional law enforcement organization we try not to offer a personal opinion on incidents we are responsible for investigating,” officer Albert Morales wrote in an email. “To that end, our investigators continue to diligently conduct follow up investigations on this case. At this time we are not at liberty to share any information that is directly related to this investigation.”
McDonald met for two hours with investigators on Sept. 4 at the 49ers’ practice facility, a source told CSNBayArea.com. When the police investigation is concluded, the results will be forwarded to the Santa Clara County District Attorney’s Office to consider formal criminal charges.