With each passing week, there seems to be a new Hollywood celebrity making headlines for alleged sexual misconducts – there may be no end in sight according to the Los Angeles Police Department.
The Los Angeles Police Department, per Los Angeles Times, recently revealed they have 28 open investigations which include “mogul Harvey Weinstein, actor Ed Westwick, writer Murray Miller and agent Tyler Grasham”:
The LAPD has established five teams of two detectives to exclusively investigate allegations of sexual misconduct in Hollywood. The teams include members of the cold-case unit because those detectives are experts in dealing with old criminal allegations that lack physical evidence.
Beck said his department is committed to looking into all allegations made by those who feel they were victimized.
“We recognize the significant trauma these victims suffer at the hands of the predators who commit these heinous crimes,” he said in the email. “Our detectives are coordinating closely with our local prosecutors and other police agencies including the NYPD. The high profile nature of these particular cases has not changed our unyielding commitment to seek justice for ALL victims of sexual assault.”
According to the report the LA Police Department have sent another 37 cases of alleged sexual misconduct to other departments, it is unclear if these cases are related or concern those in Hollywood.
The country’s district attorney’s office is currently preparing to view the multitude of cases:
Los Angeles County Dist. Atty. Jackie Lacey announced this month that she has assigned a group of veteran sex crimes prosecutors to examine the cases and “ensure a uniform approach to the legal review and possible prosecution of any case that meets both the legal and factual standards for criminal prosecution.”