NYPD just waiting for Manhattan DA's nod to arrest Harvey Weinstein
The police sources revealed that they are very close to making the arrest but are waiting for the Manhattan DA to give them the green signal.
The Harvey Weinstein case is making progress and he is close to being arrested, according to a report in The Daily Beast. A police officer who is closely involved in the sexual assault case confirmed the news.
"We’re ready to go with an arrest," the officer told the website on Tuesday afternoon.
The police source also added that they are waiting to get the approval from Manhattan District Attorney Cyrus Vance before making the arrest.
On the same day, Chief of Detectives Robert Boyce was reportedly asked during a press meet about the progress made in the Weinstein case, where multiple women had spoken up about the instances of sexual assault and accused him of being a perpetrator.
He reportedly replied saying that the evidence was still in the process of being collected and that, "It is going very, very well."
He reportedly did not answer any further questions and asked the inquiries to be directed at Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance. "I would ask you to ask him," he reportedly said.
Cyrus Vance's representative, however, reportedly said that they would say no. "We will decline," the rep said.
The report also said that the NYPD is looking into five different accusations that were made against Weinstein, one of which is reportedly airtight. Weinstein has been accused of numerous instances of sexual misconduct and assault but he says that they are false accusations.
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