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Investigation Finds Some Police Departments Using 'Exceptional Clearance' To Clear Rape Cases

For some police departments across the country, there may be more to some of their crime statistics than it would appear.

A new investigation from ProPublica, Newsy and Reveal from the Center for Investigative Reporting finds some departments are routinely using a method of clearing rape cases that’s meant to be used for extraordinary circumstances.

It’s called "exceptional clearance."

Mark Greenblatt, the senior national investigative correspondent for the Scripps Washington Bureau, joined The Show to talk more about the investigation.

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Mark Brodie is a co-host of The Show, KJZZ’s locally produced news magazine. Since starting at KJZZ in 2002, Brodie has been a host, reporter and producer, including several years covering the Arizona Legislature, based at the Capitol.