A long-term study by the A.P. reveals over 1,000 police officers have been dismissed between 2009 and 2014 for sexual assault and misconduct. Daniel Holtzclaw, declared guilty last week of 18 counts of rape and sexual assault, preyed upon black women with prior arrests in the lowest social classes, knowing that the system steers women, particularly women of color, from reporting sexual violence. The guidelines the Attorney General has distributed to law enforcement agencies are aimed at preventing gender and racial bias from hindering investigations. The Justice Department’s recommendations are non-binding.
Read more in the Washington Post.