Ottawa police back external reviews of sex-assault cases

Ottawa Police to join panel to help improve response to sexual assaults, domestic violence
The Ottawa Police Service will adopt an external review of sexual assault cases modelled after an oversight program in Philadelphia that has been shown to improve the quality of sex-assault investigations dramatically and reduce the number of

In a shift toward a model that's been described as the "gold standard" in sexual assault investigations, a panel of women's advocates will soon begin taking a second look at cases deemed unfounded by Ottawa police, CBC News has learned. For the past

Ottawa police will work with outside groups to review sex assault investigations, an idea the force rejected just over a year ago. Insp. Jamie Dunlop confirmed the force is putting together a case-review process including victims' advocates to look at …

Cases of sexual assault and domestic violence that Ottawa Police had deemed "unfounded" will now get a closer look. Police will be working with a panel of women advocates to figure out whether a case should have been closed or whether a crime did take

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