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.