Police Departments Ignore Rampant Sexual Assault by Officers

No institutional or nongovernmental organization keeps data about the number of victims of police-perpetrated sexual violence, but advocates say it happens more commonly than many realize.

Source: www.truth-out.org

In the 20 years that Smith’s rapist has been in prison, news accounts of sexual violence at the hands of police officers have only multiplied. This year has already seen a steady trickle of news stories detailing police-perpetrated domestic violence, propositions, harassment, sexual assault, molestation and rape.

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