Police Captain apologizes for flippant remarks about Greenpoint date rapes

Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint

Captain Peter Rose, head of the 94th Precinct in Greenpoint

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…]