Dozens of departments are making it appear as though they have solved a significant share of their rape cases when they simply have closed them.
The bill’s lead sponsor credits an investigation by Newsy, Reveal from The Center for Investigative Reporting and ProPublica for spurring reforms.
The announcement follows the department’s release of the full findings of a review prompted by an investigation by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica.
Austin Mayor Steve Adler says the issue is “worthy of immediate attention” in the wake of an investigation by Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica.
In response to a Newsy, Reveal and ProPublica investigation, the bureau is expected to change reporting rules and require police to disclose cases.