Every year, more than 2,000 women in Minnesota report to police that they were raped or sexually assaulted. So, the Minneapolis Star Tribune decided to take a look at what happens after a report is made, analyzing more than 1,000 cases. They found that in almost half, police failed to interview potential witnesses. In roughly a third, the investigator never interviewed the victim. And in a quarter, police never assigned an investigator to the case. Reporter Brandon Stahl takes us behind the investigation.

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MUSIC

Noe-Noe (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

McCarthy  (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Threads and Veils (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Are We Loose Yet (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

ZigZag Heart  (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

Liptis (Blue Dot Sessions) / CC BY-NC 4.0

 

CREDITS

Abby Ivory-Ganja reported this episode. Tessa Weinberg is our host. IRE Editorial Director Sarah Hutchins edits the podcast. We are recorded in the studios of KBIA at the University of Missouri.