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Baltimore County police to review rape cases officers deemed unfounded

Baltimore County police to review rape cases officers deemed unfounded

The Baltimore County Police Department announced Friday that it will review three years' worth of rape cases that investigators deemed unfounded.

"While each of these cases already has been investigated, we will take a fresh look to ensure that the investigation was handled properly and that justice was done," Police Chief Jim Johnson said in a blog post.

Buzzfeed News published an investigation Thursday that said Baltimore County police labeled 34 percent of rape cases unfounded — the national average is 7 percent — and did not thoroughly investigate them.

The Buzzfeed story focused heavily on a case of a woman who alleged she was raped in 2014 but...

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