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Justice Department Investigating NYPD’s Special Victims Division
DOJ said in a press release the investigation will include a comprehensive review of the policies, procedures and training for SVD investigations of sexual assault crimes, including how SVD interacts with survivors and witnesses, collects evidence and completes investigations...
June 30, 2022
Officer Shortage Has Seattle PD Delaying Sex Crime Investigations
In March, outside of arrests, not a single sexual assault case involving an adult victim was assigned to a detective, according to documentation provided by a Seattle Police employee to a local NPR outlet.
April 13, 2022
CA Officers Rescue 17-Year-Old Human Trafficking Victim
The officers took her into protective custody and drove her to the police station, where she told detectives that over the past year she had been moved around Southern California and even taken to Nevada and Colorado, forced to work as a prostitute.
March 29, 2021
Arkansas Officer Wounded in Rescue of Kidnapped NC Girl
Police in Lonoke, Ark., which is about 30 miles east of Little Rock, found the suspect and the abducted teen in an SUV outside a McDonald's restaurant off Interstate 40 on Saturday. That led to an exchange of fire and the wounding of one officer.
February 22, 2021
Wisconsin Officer Posing as Teen Girl Online Busts Alleged Pedophile
An officer with the Fall River (WI) Police Department reportedly posed as a 15-year-old girl in an online forum and subsequently arrested a 57-year-old man after the subject made sexual overtures.
October 30, 2020
Female California Deputy Jailed for Alleged Sex Act with Teenage Boy
A female deputy formerly with the Sacramento County Sheriff's Office has been sentenced to six months in jail after being found guilty of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a teenage boy.
September 25, 2020
Former Canadian Officer Wins PTSD Court Battle Over Exposure to Child Porn
A former law enforcement officer who had been diagnosed with PTSD after "overwhelming" exposure to child pornography while working on child sex abuse cases has won his court battle against the federal and provincial governments.
April 1, 2019
Charlotte Officers On Watch for Human Trafficking During NBA All-Star Game Weekend
During big events, police say traffickers take advantage of hot spots like sports venues, hotels and areas just outside main interstates that can turn into easy areas for trafficking—all areas you can expect NBA All-Star weekend events.
February 13, 2019
Former Oklahoma Officer Charged with On-Duty Sexual Assault of at Least 4 Women
Justin Rahlf—who resigned from the McLoud (OK) Police Department in September—was reportedly booked into Pottawatomie County's jail on charges of "forcible oral sodomy and indecent exposure."
October 19, 2018
Busting the Backlog
By establishing new policies for processing rape kit evidence and by adopting victim-centered investigation strategies, departments can close more sexual assault cases.
January 3, 2018
Los Angeles DA Creates Task Force to Investigate Hollywood Sexual Assault Allegations
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announced Thursday the creation of a special task force to examine allegations of sexual assault roiling Hollywood as the number of accusations reported to police this week climbed.
November 10, 2017
LAPD Urges Victims of Harvey Weinstein to Come Forward
The Los Angeles Police Department said women who feel they were victims of a crime at the hands of movie mogul Harvey Weinstein should report what happened to authorities.
October 17, 2017
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