Rebecca J. Kavanagh @DrRJKavanagh New York City Public Defender, @theappeal Media Relations Director, Writer, @nyulaw, @sydneylawschool, @sydney_uni. Views my own. Mar. 29, 2019 1 min read

Police officer Andrew Mitchell was just indicted on federal charges of raping & kidnapping women. When asked why they had not reported the incidents, the women consistently responded that they could not “report it to the police because it was the police.”  https://theappeal.org/two-women-describe-how-an-indicted-columbus-vice-officer-pressured-them-to-trade-sex-for-rent/#.XJ27_-WLJjE.twitter 

The officer shot & killed Donna Dalton last summer during what the Columbus Ohio police department called an "altercation" as he tried to arrest her for attempted prostitution.

 https://theappeal.org/columbus-officer-was-under-investigation-when-he-shot-and-killed-sex-worker-donna-dalton/#.XJ0YEm-UDWZ.twitter 

Charges related to Ms. Dalton's killing will be presented to a federal grand jury next week.

Meanwhile a culture of corruption and lack of accountability has been fostered within the Columbus Ohio police department.

 https://theappeal.org/just-6-percent-of-columbus-police-officers-account-for-half-of-all-force-reports/ 

Including within the now-disbanded Vice Squad, of which Officer Mitchell was a part, & which was responsible for the arrest of adult-film-actress Stormy Daniels at a Columbus, Ohio club.

 https://theappeal.org/new-evidence-reveals-columbus-police-filed-misleading-arrest-report-on-stormy-daniels-bust/ 


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