New rape hotline to be installed
Baltimore authorities are planning a new hotline for women who are victims of sexual assaults. This comes after Sunday's Baltimore Sun report that showed city police lead the nation in "unfounded" rape reports.
Women are complaining that detectives sometimes try to talk women out of filing reports. Officials have already announced they will audit the police department's sexual offense unit. This hotline is one way for victims to talk with someone more sympathetic. Details will be announced later this afternoon.
Here is what we know so far from the mayor's office:
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake and Police Commissioner Frederick H. Bealefeld are to announce the creation of a new hotline for victims/survivors of rape and sexual assault to connect with services and report past incidents or mistreatment that may have occurred while reporting a crime of sexual assault.