Advocates Say the NYPD Has ‘Pressured’ Rape Victims Into Ending Investigations

Victim advocates are concerned that the New York Police Department may be forcing rape victims to sign “withdrawal” forms that close their cases without ever investigating them, the Appeal reports.

In 2012, the Special Victims Division asked 19-year-old Katherine Murrell to sign a “C-3 Uncooperative Complainant” form, which authorized the NYPD to close Murrell’s case on her account of lack of cooperation. But Murrell signed the form thinking she had no other option, and that by signing it, she was cooperating with officers

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