Grand Divisions

Tennessee Equality Project seeks to advance and protect the civil rights of our State’s gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender persons and their families in each Grand Division.

Friday, December 30, 2011

TEP at work on Franklin Police Dept's handling of gay man's sexual assault case

Tonight Out & About Newspaper reported the story of the sexual assault of a gay man and the Franklin Police Department's handling of it. 

The Tennessee Equality Project is very disturbed by these reports. Our primary concern is for the victim and for the safety of our community. We are also disturbed by the reports of how the Franklin Police Department handled the incident. Within half an hour of the story breaking, we reached out to them and expressed our concern and offered them our TEP Foundation diversity training. We want to make sure that no victim is degraded in the process of reporting a crime.

-Chris Sanders

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