I was sexually assaulted by a police officer or jailor while in custody. What should I do?
Unfortunately the cases of sexual assault within a jail or police agency have become more and more prevalent. If you, or someone you know, was the victim of this type of an assault, it is imperative that you reach out to law enforcement to report the issues. Most of the time there are internal affairs divisions that will consider these types of claims and investigate these claims. If you feel as if your claim is not being given the attention because maybe the agency where the officer was employed was the one that was responsible, then go to another agency. Often time state agencies here in Mississippi such as the Mississippi Bureau of Investigation they consider taking those claims as well and doing independent investigations. If you’re not getting the result that you desire, or no one is listening to you, definitely reach out to an attorney because they may be in the best position to help you.
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