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D.C. Police Chief Lanier: Sex Assault Report Favorable To Department

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The District's Police Chief says an upcoming report vindicates her department's handling of sexual assault complaints. In a statement, Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that the report "reinforced conclusions" that an earlier study was flawed.

The report, from the law firm of Crowell & Moring, is scheduled to be presented to the D.C. Council today, in a round-table discussion on the findings. The report is expected to include recommendations, including expanded training for officers and the appointment of an outside expert.

The report comes in response to a study this year from Human Rights Watch, which concluded police failed to investigate a large percentage of sexual assault complaints.

Lanier criticized both the group's methodology and results.

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