Baltimore Police Reopen Discarded Rape Claims - Joy Lepola
Updated: Monday, November 19 2012, 09:25 AM EST
More than half of nearly 100 rape reports that Baltimore police deemed false or baseless have been reopened.
The move comes after an audit revealed that Baltimore has the highest number of "unfounded" sexual assault cases in the country.
Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake asked the panel in June to evaluate recent reports of rape and sexual crimes.
It reviewed 98 rape investigations classified as unfounded between January 2009 and August 2010, and found 52 should be considered rapes or other sex crimes.