CEDAR PARK, TEXAS - Greg Kelley shared some strong words Thursday night at the Cedar Park city council meeting. Ahead of the meeting, he also took to Facebook to express his disappointment with his former lawyer.
The former Leander football player was convicted of sexually assaulting a 4-year-old child in 2014, but was released on bond on Tuesday.
Hours before the city council meeting, Kelley spoke to his former lawyer, Patricia Cummings, and his supporters via video on the Facebook page, "The GRK Foundation."
"I just went three years in prison. I just spent three years of my life in prison,” Kelley said in the video. “Of course she was ineffective, you know?”
He then spoke directly to Cummings.
"Well Patricia, if you’re watching this, I wanna let you know I trusted you," he said. "I thought you cared about me as much as I cared about you. You know, Patricia, I don’t really believe you had my interest in your mind."
Cummings is fighting those accusations.
He then thanked his supporters.
"We are going to keep fighting," Kelley said. "The truth will come out. And I will be exonerated. And I’m going to fight as well."
Watch the full video here:
Kelley arrived at the city council meeting Thursday evening with a group of supporters, including his longtime girlfriend and his mother.
Previous to the council meeting, Kelley had not publicly said anything about the work of the Cedar Park Police Department, which first investigated him in 2013. A judge has now said the department did not thoroughly investigate before pursuing the case against Kelley, which is one of the reasons she granted bond.
Kelley made it clear Thursday night that he blames Cedar Park PD for what he and others say was a botched investigation that helped land him in prison.
"Going into this I was real standoffish, trusting authority figures to give me a right to due process to actually care about me. After three years of learning that was violated, I wanted to come here and speak my mind and what I believe," Kelley said. "I didn't get a fair deal and every day I have to deal with that. Three years I had to deal with that and I don't think people understand that. I just want people to do the right thing. Take responsibility. Be accountable."
Cedar Park Police Chief Sean Mannix said he does not want to comment because the appeal and Kelley's case is ongoing. He did, however, point out that the Texas Rangers are still investigating and Kelley has not been ruled out as a suspect.
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