Five-Ring Circus

Ryan Lochte: The Police Interrogation Video

Every hour, we’re learning more details about what did and didn’t happen to Ryan Lochte early Sunday morning in Brazil. It now seems the American swimmer told Brazilian police a phony story about getting robbed at gunpoint, then left the country. What did Lochte’s conversation with the police look like? On NBC on Wednesday night, Matt Lauer said the U.S. Olympian characterized it as casual, friendly, and vague. Slate has now obtained video footage of that police interview, which was indeed casual, friendly, and vague—at least from Lochte’s side of the table. You can watch that footage in the video above.

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