domenica 31 ottobre 2021

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U.K. Police Struggle to Curb Abuse of Women by Their Own Officers

(Megan Specia - The New York Times)
Sexual misconduct by police officers has prompted outrage across Britain and led to increasing skepticism that departments can investigate or discipline employees who abuse women. James Mason was on duty in a North London police station when a young woman came in to report that she had just been mugged on a city street. Already shaken, the woman became even more unnerved by Mr. Mason’s questions: What clothes did she wear to work? Did she have a boyfriend? Would she like to go to dinner? When she contacted him asking for case updates, he continued to aggressively pursue her. And when she told him he was out of line, he replied in an email, “Actually, coming on to victims is positively encouraged,” adding: (...)