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NYPD Accepts Advice On Handling Sex Offenses

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NEW YORK (AP) — A committee has made six recommendations to the NYPD aimed at reducing the number of misclassified rape and sexual assault complaints.

The Sex Crimes Working Group committee was convened after sex-crime advocacy groups said their anecdotal evidence indicated many rape and sexual assault complaints were classified as lesser crimes.

The Wall Street Journal says Police Commissioner Raymond Kelly has accepted all the recommendations. The newspaper says the NYPD will expand training and assign extra detectives specially trained in sex-crime investigations to the Special Victims Division in the coming weeks.

The committee also recommended increasing cooperation with prosecutors.

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