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NYPD Adds 20 New Detectives To Investigate Sex Assaults In The City

April 09, 2018 - 1:53 pm

NEW YORK (1010 WINS) -- The NYPD has added 20 new detectives to investigate sex assaults in the city.

Officials say this will help ease the case load on the Special Victims Unit which has come under fire following a scathing report late last month from the Department of Investigation.

The city council took up the matter Monday in a joint hearing of the Committee on Women and the Committee on Public Safety.

Detectives have also been getting specialized training to improve interactions with victims, 1010 WINS' Juliet Papa reported.