City police to review 18 months of rape data
Baltimore police have as many as five detectives sorting through police reports dating back 18 months to determine whether any were improperly discarded. This comes after police reporter Justin Fenton's investigation in which he found city police "unfound" more rape reports than any other city in the country.
That has led to concern that police were dumping cases or scaring victims out of reporting legitimate crimes. A full scale review is underway and top police officials promise that it will lead not only to the possibility of opening closed cases but longstanding reform in how sexual assault complaints are handled.
Here's some other stories in the package:
Justin's orginal investigation that shows high number of unfounded rape cases.
Rape hotline gets 20 callers in first two days.
Downgrading crimes common through police history.
Top commander opts to retire rather than oversee unit that includes sexual assaults.