Episode 37 Investigation: How Some Law Enforcement Are Mysteriously Clearing Sexual Assault Cases Friday, August 20, 2021 Listen / download audio Update RequiredTo play audio, update browser or Flash plugin. Marissa Espiritu / CapRadio There are many sexual assault survivors who never report their experiences to law enforcement for a variety of reasons. And then there are times when they do decide to go to the police. Sometimes, they find the case is cleared, but they weren’t notified or given a reason why. On this episode of California State of Mind, Nicole talks with CapRadio reporters Sammy Caiola and Emily Zentner. They spent time reporting this story as part of their After the Assault podcast investigation. Hear how one department in the Sacramento area is using a special designation to “clear” rape cases without sending a perpetrator to court. It’s a trend that reporters and researchers have found in several California police departments.