Police failing to protect rape and abuse victims, says super-complaint

Police are “systematically failing” to protect victims of domestic and sexual violence, according to campaigners in the second super-complaint made to a national watchdog.

The Centre for Women’s Justice (CWJ) has accused police forces of failing to use existing powers to deal with domestic abuse, harassment, stalking and rape.

The campaigners, who gathered information from 11 frontline services, claim most rape suspects are now released without bail conditions, meaning they are left unsupervised. One sexual violence survivors service said that of 120 active cases, only five suspects were on bail.

Source: Police failing to protect rape and abuse victims, says super-complaint | Society | The Guardian

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