How Police Officers Handle Sexual Assault And Rape Cases Essay

714 Words Feb 11th, 2016 3 Pages
There are two articles that I would like to cover, which illustrate how people feel on the manner the police officers handle sexual assault and rape cases and how police officers feel about dealing with these type of cases. The first article is “Hundreds of officers lose licenses over sex misconduct” by Matt Sedensky on November 1, 2015. The second article is “Why victims of rape in college don’t report to the police” by Eliza Gray on June 23, 2014. According to Sedensky (2015), in a yearlong investigation of sexual misconduct by U.S. law enforcement, the Associated Press uncovered about 1,000 officers who lost their badges in a six-year period for rape, sodomy and other sexual assault; sex crimes that included possession of child pornography; or sexual misconduct such as prepositioning citizens or haven consensual but prohibited on-duty intercourse. The Chief for the Sarasota Police Department in Florida, Chief Bernadette DiPino who has helped study the problem stated, “It’s so underreported and people are scated that if they call and complain about a police officer, they think every other police officer is going to the then out to get them.” There have been many incidents in which has left devastating consequences towards the victims. According to Gray (2014), Senator Claire McCaskill form Missouri hosts a round table to address how and when law enforcement should be brought into campus sexual assault cases. On Capitol Hill, a group of sexual assault victim advocates…

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