Brazilian police recommend charges against US swimmer Lochte

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SAO PAULO, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Brazilian police recommended on Thursday that prosecutors present charges against Ryan Lochte for a false crime report, after the U.S. swimmer told police and media last week that he and three team mates were robbed at gunpoint during the Rio Olympics.

Brazilian police said no such crime took place and that Lochte was responsible for an act of vandalism in a gas station while returning home drunk after a party.

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RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 18: U.S Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz (2nd R) and Jack Conger (2nd L) leave the police headquarters at International departures of Rio de Janiero's Galeo International airport on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The swimmers were removed from their flight departing for the United States by Brazilian authorities to give more information about a reported armed robbery earlier in the week which included fellow U.S swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feign. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
RIO DE JANEIRO, BRAZIL - AUGUST 18: U.S Olympic swimmers Gunnar Bentz (R) and Jack Conger leave the police headquarters at International departures of Rio de Janiero's Galeo International airport on August 18, 2016 in Rio de Janiero, Brazil. The swimmers were removed from their flight departing for the United States by Brazilian authorities to give more information about a reported armed robbery earlier in the week which included fellow U.S swimmers Ryan Lochte and James Feign. (Photo by Chris McGrath/Getty Images)
American swimmers Gunnar Bentz (Lt) and Jack Conger (2nd-R) leave the police station at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport after being detained on the plane that would travel back to the US. Brazilian police arrested two US swimmers and a top International Olympic Committee official as scandal overshadowed the Rio Games and Usain Bolt's progress toward a new gold. Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were taken off a flight leaving Rio de Janeiro by authorities investigating doubts over their claim to have been mugged. / AFP / TASSO MARCELO (Photo credit should read TASSO MARCELO/AFP/Getty Images)
American swimmers Gunnar Bentz (L) and Jack Conger leave the police station at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport August 17th after being detained on the plane that would travel back to the US. Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were taken off a flight leaving Rio de Janeiro by authorities investigating doubts over their claim to have been mugged. / AFP / TASSO MARCELO (Photo credit should read TASSO MARCELO/AFP/Getty Images)
TOPSHOT - American swimmers Gunnar Bentz (L) and Jack Conger leave the police station at the Rio de Janeiro International Airport after being detained on the plane that would travel back to the US. Brazilian police arrested two US swimmers and a top International Olympic Committee official as scandal overshadowed the Rio Games and Usain Bolt's progress toward a new gold. Jack Conger and Gunnar Bentz were taken off a flight leaving Rio de Janeiro by authorities investigating doubts over their claim to have been mugged. / AFP / TASSO MARCELO (Photo credit should read TASSO MARCELO/AFP/Getty Images)
US swimmers Jack Conger (L) and Gunnar Bentz walk into a police office of Rio de Janeiro's international airport after they were stopped from boarding a flight to the United States following their participation in the Rio 2016 Olympic Games, August 17, 2016. REUTERS/Courtesy Globo TV/Handout TPX IMAGES OF THE DAY EDITORIAL USE ONLY
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A police statement on Thursday said the officer in charge of the investigation had recommended to judges that Lochte be deposed in the United States and that a transcript be sent to the ethical commission of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

(Reporting by Tatiana Ramil; Writing by Daniel Flynn; Editing by Brad Haynes)

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