In the story we published today with ProPublica, police in Lynnwood, Wash., doubted an 18-year-old’s rape allegations because of inconsistencies in her story. “Based on her answers and body language it was apparent [she] was lying,” the detective wrote in a report. But our reporting found that the department failed to follow best practices that have emerged in recent years for investigating rape.
On Thursday, Dec. 17, at 12:30 p.m. ET, ProPublica and The Marshall Project are hosting a Digg Dialog with retired San Diego Police Sgt. Joanne Archambault, who leads the nonprofit End Violence Against Women International, to discuss best practices for law enforcement investigating sex crimes.
Reporters Ken Armstrong (@bykenarmstrong) and T. Christian Miller (@txtianmiller) will also be there to answer your questions about the story. So read it today, and head to Digg tomorrow for our dialog.