As DNA reported a few days ago, there has been a very troubling uptick in rapes in Greenpoint. Reports of assaults in the neighborhood were up 62% last year.
Police Captain Peter Rose got himself in a lot of trouble after the article ran by saying he wasn’t “too worried” since most of the rapes weren’t committed by strangers:
“Every rape should be investigated. I wish we could do more,” Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct, told DNAinfo New York.
“It really becomes a balancing act for the investigators. Some of them were Tinder, some of them were hookup sites, some of theme were actually coworkers. It’s not a trend that we’re too worried about because out of 13 [sex attacks], only two were true stranger rapes,” he explained.
Following the much deserved criticism, he has since issued an apology: [Read more…]