ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) — Another Maryland county will stop having law enforcement officers ask sexual assault victims to waive their rights to an investigation.
Anne Arundel County spokesman Chris Trumbauer tells The Capital that Police Chief Timothy J. Altomare was told Tuesday to end the practice. The move follows a Baltimore Sun report and survey on the practice.READ MORE: Repeated National Guard Missions In DC Trigger Frustration, Denials
The Sun reported Tuesday that Baltimore-area police departments prompted sexual assault victims to waive investigation rights more than 200 times in 2018 and 2017. It said the practice went against guidance from experts and from the International Association of Chiefs of Police.READ MORE: Former Harford County Councilman, Town Commissioner 'Capt'n Jim' Dies At 42, Visitation April 30
Trumbauer says Anne Arundel County police have used the waivers for at least two decades. Baltimore County police have also said they’re ending the practice.Under Armour Downsizes Port Covington Headquarters Plan
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