U.S. Funds Women Police Abroad; Why Not Here?

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LAPD officer. Photo by Chris Yarzab via Flickr

Last week’s Justice Department investigation into the Baltimore Police Department gave detailed accounting of rampant sexism, saying officers routinely ignored reports of rape and sexual assault against women, calling them “whores” and testing rape kits less than 15 percent of the time.

Women’s rights advocates are trying to call attention to a simple solution that has gotten little traction: hire more female officers. Research shows . . .

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