Lawsuit Alleges NYPD Fails Sexual Assault Survivors, Gender Bias Is The Cause

I recently wrote a short piece here about a lawsuit filed this week, alleging the long term failure of the NYPD to adequately address sexual assault complaints. We know that the act of reporting sexual assault can itself be traumatizing, and in the situation of the two plaintiffs in this case, excruciating and demoralizing.  If we want to see more victims coming forward to report sexual assault, it’s crucial to ensure that the division responsible for investigations knows how to work with victims of sexual assault and has the capacity to handle all forms of the crime – not just stranger rape.