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Five of the best - and five of the worst - sexual assault response policies across the country

Five of the best - and five of the worst - sexual assault response policies across the country

The care rape victims receive is entirely dependent on where the crime occurred. Good sexual assault response policies are comprised of a number of initiatives, including (but not limited to) specific officer training, a victim-centered approach, access to victim advocates, guidelines for submitting kits to labs, and victim notification. Based on what we’ve seen in our reporting so far, we’ve rounded up a list of the five best - and the five worst - sexual assault response policies across the country.

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Stories FOIA told this week repealed but not replaced

Stories FOIA told this week repealed but not replaced

Stories FOIA told this week has a last minute change of plans, but still coming through with your weekly round up of great stories FOIA and public records helped tell this week — plus news about changes (or potential changes) in state laws.

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After release of embarrassing exchange, Baltimore Police make requesting emails more difficult - and expensive

After release of embarrassing exchange, Baltimore Police make requesting emails more difficult - and expensive

After the release of an email exchange in which an officer mocked a teenage sexual assault victim, Baltimore Police Department appears to have changed their policies so that getting emails is a much more difficult - and prohibitively expensive - process.

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Read records related to the "Serial" investigation you helped release

Read records related to the “Serial” investigation you helped release

Back in July, Brendan Kenny successfully crowdfunded the release of records connected with the Hae Min Lee murder case featured in season 1 of Serial. Just last week, those records came in, and you can read them below.

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