“For too long, the Special Victims Division (SVD) of the NYPD has failed to appropriately respond to incidents and survivors of sexual assault and other gender-based violence. The Council has increasingly pushed for greater accountability and oversight of SVD to properly support survivors and help them access safety and justice. We will closely monitor the Department of Justice’s investigation into SVD, their policies, and practices. As a city, we must do more to provide healing, recovery, and trauma-informed care, rather than allow our systems to further harm New Yorkers.”