Police Tactic: Keeping Crime Reports Off the Books
Guy Calaf for The New York Times
Katherine Davis said that when a man climbed through her living room window, the police did not take an official report.
By AL BAKER and JOSEPH GOLDSTEIN
Published: December 30, 2011
Jill Korber walked into a drab police station in Queens in July to report that a passing bicyclist had groped her two days in a row. She left in tears, frustrated, she said, by the response of the first officer she encountered.
Nicole Bengiveno/The New York Times
Jill Korber was frustrated by the Police Department’s response after she was groped by a passing cyclist two days in a row.
“He told me it would be a waste of time, because I didn’t know who the guy was or where he worked or anything,” said Ms. Korber, 34, a schoolteacher. “His words to me were, ‘These things happen.’ He said those words.”