U of M basketball player charging decision deferred for more investigation


The Hennepin County Attorney’s Office has deferred a charging decision in the case of a University of Minnesota basketball player pending further investigation.

As a result, Reggie Lynch was released from the Hennepin County Jail when the 36 hour hold expired at noon today.

In a deferral, the county attorney sends the case back to the investigating agency for additional work. There is no hard deadline on when that work has to be finished, but it is generally no longer than 90 days. Deferrals are issued whenever the gathering of statements and evidence cannot be completed before the 36-hour detention period expires.

The county attorney’s office will not be commenting further on the specifics of the case or the investigation.