Hours after local police in Rio have recommended that Ryan Lochte and James Feigen face charges of false reporting of a crime, Lochte's lawyer is speaking out.
"I am not aware of the federal police recommending charges for filing a false report. I am not surprised to hear it though. They've gone this far and have failed to acknowledge that the robbery actually took place, so that would be the natural next step," Jeffrey Ostrow said in a statement to ABC News.
"A gun was pointed at the swimmers and they were forced to get out of their cab and give up their money. No matter what happened at the gas station, the swimmers were robbed by people with a gun appearing to be law enforcement. No matter what country you are in that is robbery and robbery is a serious crime."