Mark Greenblatt

Texas House Unanimously Votes to Create Governor’s Task Force on Sexual Assault

The bill’s lead sponsor, Rep. Donna Howard, credits an investigation by Newsy, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica for spurring reforms.

Austin Police Department Orders Deeper Investigation After Audit Finds It Misclassified Cleared Rape Cases

The APD will ask a third party to examine how it handles rape investigations. The police chief also announced he had ordered other changes, including the addition of another supervisor to the sex crimes unit and new policies for clearing crimes.

Audit Finds Austin, Texas, Improperly Cleared Rapes

A review prompted by an investigation by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica shows that the Police Department misclassified cases in a way that made its rate of solving them appear higher.

Austin Closes A High Number Of Its Rape Cases Without Arrests. The State’s Investigating Why.

Austin Mayor Steve Adler said the issue was “worthy of immediate attention” in the wake of an investigation by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica.

FBI Moves to Fix Critical Flaw in Its Crime Reporting System

In response to an investigation by Newsy, Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica, the bureau says it has expedited a process expected to change reporting rules and require police to disclose cases they classify as unfounded.

Could Your Police Department Be Inflating Rape Clearance Rates?

Look up more than 100 of the largest police jurisdictions in the country to see their clearance rates broken down.

When It Comes to Rape, Just Because a Case Is Cleared Doesn’t Mean It’s Solved

Some police departments, turning to a designation that’s supposed to be used sparingly, make it seem as though they’ve solved a significant number of rape cases when they have simply closed them.

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