Investigating Sexual Assault

Investigating Sexual Assault

An explosive new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the Metropolitan Police Department of failing to investigate 170 cases of sexual assault between 2008 and 2011.

A new report by Human Rights Watch accuses the Metropolitan Police Department of failing to investigate 170 cases of sexual assault in the District between 2008 and 2011. The report, which the MPD has vigorously challenged, also casts a harsh light on police procedures after an attack is reported. Kojo examines the report's controversial findings.

Guests

Sara Darehshori

Senior Counsel, US Program, Human Rights Watch

Cathy Lanier

Chief, Metropolitan Police Department (Washington, D.C.)

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