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    Woman who claims she was raped by police is charged

    A Minneapolis woman is accused of filing a false report against two Minneapolis police officers after she prompted a disturbance call at a North Side home

    By David Chanen, Star Tribune

    Last update: August 06, 2007 – 11:44 PM

    A 21-year old woman alleged on July 28 that two Minneapolis police officers sexually assaulted her minutes after they had previous contact with her on a disturbance call. She immediately went to the hospital for an exam and filed a police report.
    The Police Department investigation began immediately as required by department policy. Two Internal Affairs sergeants went to the hospital and took a recorded statement from her. Possible evidence was examined, including the GPS system in the squad car.

    That system determined the officers had been driving at the time of the alleged assault. Four days later, the city attorney's office charged her with filing a false police misconduct report.

    On Monday, community leaders and the woman's family voiced outrage over how the department handled the case, and demanded an outside investigation.

    "We have a rape victim who did everything right," said Rebecca Waggoner-Kloek, manager of OutFront Minnesota Anti-Violence Program. "She went to the hospital and had an exam and tried to report the rape to police."

    Waggoner-Kloek, also a member of Minneapolis' Police Community Relations Council, questioned why she wasn't given a required information card with the names of the officers who handled her case. She also said the department should have sent a sex crimes investigator instead of one from internal affairs and asked, "Why didn't the department wait for DNA results?"

    The woman's name is public because of the charge filed against her, but the Star Tribune is not naming her because of the potential that she could, indeed, be a sexual assault victim. Her sister said she "isn't doing well at all and won't be the same."

    The police had no comment Monday.

    According to the criminal complaint against the woman:

    Police were called to a home in north Minneapolis at 6:19 a.m., where a resident said she wanted the woman removed. The woman left and walked toward a bus stop.

    She said the two officers who responded to the call followed her, dragged her into an alley and raped her. She was driven to a hospital by a witness at 6:59 a.m. The nurse who examined the woman didn't detect any injuries to indicate a rape, and investigators said her clothes showed no signs of her being pushed to the ground.

    The charges and a police statement issued last week said the investigators reviewed the time line of events using calls for service data, GPS data from the squad car and video recorded by the in-squad camera. The two officers cleared the scene from the original call at 6:31. At 6:42 a.m., the officers made a traffic stop.

    During the 11 minutes after the officers left the woman and before they began the traffic stop, their squad car was in continuous motion. At no point during that time was the squad near where the alleged assault occurred. After the first traffic stop was completed, the squad car was again in continuous motion until a second traffic stop was initiated at 7:03 a.m.

    The woman arrived at the hospital at 6:59 a.m. The investigators also met the two accused officers and examined their outer garments and appearance for possible evidence; no dirt, damage or injuries were observed.

    Based on the evidence collected, the investigators determined that the allegation was false and that the case should be presented for criminal charges.

    False allegations, especially of this nature, are damaging to the relationship between police officers and the community, sowing mistrust among both, according to the police statement.

    Ron Edwards, co-chairman of the Police Community Relations Council, questioned the accuracy of the GPS system and how the officer's uniforms would have remained "very clean and pressed" after a long shift. He said Police Chief Tim Dolan would meet with the council to discuss the case this week.

    "We're letting the Police Department know we're here," said Council Member Steve Blake. "They are running and hiding."


    David Chanen • 612-673-4465 • dchanen@startribune.com

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    Oh, what BS. I hope the woman gets exactly what she deserves.
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    I hope the officers accused, sue the shit out of her/ family, everyone involved.
    Polygraph test would have been the second test after the DNA.

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    Amazing how quickly the community wants to convict the officers on this, isn't it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by k-9max View Post
    I hope the officers accused, sue the sh@t out of her/ family, everyone involved.
    Polygraph test would have been the second test after the DNA.!
    You cant really get anything outta a crackhead. Isnt it amazing how GPS and other crap that we need to have proved these officers innocent right away


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    This is utterly ridiculous. The community would have been beating down the doors of the PD if the GPS HAD shown them stationary in the area of the alleged assault, but when it exonerates them, they question it??

    Fucking bullshit.
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    Quote Originally Posted by news story
    "We're letting the Police Department know we're here," said Council Member Steve Blake. "They are running and hiding."
    They are there to spend their time harassing the two innocent officers because they are not working. Who's running and hiding? They came out to the scene and investigated it immediately, and after not only saying they found the officers were innocent they PROVED it, the activists are still not happy. I agree that is a sad sad day to need to have GPS and cameras on 24-7 to believe what an officer says. This country is in a massive slide downward. What absolute SHIT.
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    "We have a rape victim who did everything right," said Rebecca Waggoner-Kloek, manager of OutFront Minnesota Anti-Violence Program. "She went to the hospital and had an exam and tried to report the rape to police."
    Everything, that is, but tell the truth about the incident??

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    Quote Originally Posted by jcsdscott View Post
    Amazing how quickly the community wants to convict the officers on this, isn't it?
    Not just cops that get that treatment on rape cases.
    Just sayin..

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Everything, that is, but tell the truth about the incident??
    That is part of the reporting of an incident???
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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post
    Everything, that is, but tell the truth about the incident??

    That is part of reporting something???
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    The charges and a police statement issued last week said the investigators reviewed the time line of events using calls for service data, GPS data from the squad car and video recorded by the in-squad camera. The two officers cleared the scene from the original call at 6:31. At 6:42 a.m., the officers made a traffic stop.

    During the 11 minutes after the officers left the woman and before they began the traffic stop, their squad car was in continuous motion. At no point during that time was the squad near where the alleged assault occurred. After the first traffic stop was completed, the squad car was again in continuous motion until a second traffic stop was initiated at 7:03 a.m.

    The woman arrived at the hospital at 6:59 a.m. The investigators also met the two accused officers and examined their outer garments and appearance for possible evidence; no dirt, damage or injuries were observed.

    Ron Edwards, co-chairman of the Police Community Relations Council, questioned the accuracy of the GPS system and how the officer's uniforms would have remained "very clean and pressed" after a long shift. He said Police Chief Tim Dolan would meet with the council to discuss the case this week.

    "We're letting the Police Department know we're here," said Council Member Steve Blake. "They are running and hiding."
    Sounds like they were at the start of their shift to me...ours start at 6am
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    I think in Rape cases, your first reaction is to believe the victims story. But in this case they have WAY to much evidence to show that these two officers were busy doing there job, not raping a dirt bag... I hope this doesnt harm these poor officers' names too bad... Its sad to me that the good people, who put there lives on the live everyday, have to go through this kind of crap.

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    Thank goodness they had the GPS and cameras. False allegations scare the crap out of me. I hope their names and reputations haven't been too damaged to recover.

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    'rape victims" never lie. Just ask the Duke lacross players about it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BigDawg View Post
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    'rape victims" never lie. Just ask the Duke lacross players about it.
    Looks like this one cribbed notes from Tawana Brawley.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    Looks like this one cribbed notes from Tawana Brawley.


    Now just you wait a minute there, Ducky. If Al says Tawana was raped, then Tawana was raped. Don't you people believe the proclamations of an American ICON like Sharpton??

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    Quote Originally Posted by countybear View Post


    Now just you wait a minute there, Ducky. If Al says Tawana was raped, then Tawana was raped. Don't you people believe the proclamations of an American ICON like Sharpton??
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ducky View Post
    CB, I love you like an uncle, and I know that was drenched in heavy sarcasm, but you just made me throw up in my mouth a little.
    Like an Uncle? I feel so dirty now...

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    This story demonstrates that false allegations against officers happens. False allegations can also damage the emotional health of officers because it could potentially ruin their careers if the allegations are believed (in this case, that didn't happen).

 

 
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