Woman says CMPD turned her away when she went to report drugging incident

- A victim is taking to social media to tell her story, saying she was drugged at the Epicenter, and when she tried to file a report with CMPD, an officer turned her away. Now, detectives are working to investigate but it may be too late.

Leah McQuirk says she was roofied at Rooftop 210 on May 12.

Two weeks later, she went to police headquarters to make a complaint. An officer working at the desk told her she had to go back to the scene of the crime and call 911.

“This victim walked away feeling like she wasn’t heard and in this world and in this profession that’s a big deal,” says CMPD spokesperson Rob Tufano.

McQuirk then took to twitter and YouTube to share what happened to her. That’s where Lt. Melanie Peacock found out what happened to her.

“We are rectifying the situation so it does not happen in the future,” says Peacock. “We are talking about potential drugs in the system… there is a time frame there where we need to act quickly.”

CMPD says they are investigating four other cases where victims say they were drugged and another four cases involving a sexual offense at the Epicenter this year. Detectives are trying to track down witnesses and surveillance video from that night.

We have contacted Rooftop 210 but did not hear back at the time of this report.

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