The woman’s lawsuit alleges that when she tried to report her rape, two NYPD Special Victims Unit officers forced her to drink with them and then one sexually assaulted her.
PERL’s executive director Meaghan Ybos commended the victim’s legal action.
“The plaintiff was a 23-year-old student who trusted NYPD enough to report a serious crime to them,” Meaghan Ybos, executive director of People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws, a Memphis-based policy and advocacy group that monitors law enforcement’s responses to reports of sexual violence, told TheBlaze. “Instead of investigating the sex crime she reported, the NYPD sex crimes detectives assaulted her, then threatened to keep her quiet, according to the complaint.”
“The NYPD SVU violated the plaintiff and the community at large,” Ybos said. “I applaud the plaintiff for asserting her rights. I hope her bravery inspires other sex crime victims.”
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People for the Enforcement of Rape Laws is a program of the Mid-South Peace and Justice Center to monitor law enforcement responses to sexual violence. Our goal is to end the law enforcement and political practices that effectively decriminalize sexual violence. To this end, we connect victims with information about their rights and equip individuals with tools to advocate for themselves and others and advocate for fair criminal justice policies. We urge you to learn more about America’s hidden rape crisis, where it has been exposed, and why it matters. We invite you to take action and support our efforts to make sure law enforcement takes rape seriously.