New Report Details Failure of Nation’s Police Departments to Protect and Serve Transgender People | National Center for Transgender Equality

From the report:

Of the 25 largest police departments, the report found:

  • No department explicitly requires regular training on transgender interaction policies for all members across rank.

  • No department required for officers to respectfully record the name currently being used by the individual that is separate from the spaces used for legal names or aliases in Department forms.

  • No Department explicitly provides for transgender individuals to be transported along with individuals of the same gender identity.

  • Only two departments explicitly prohibited sexual conduct between officers and those in their custody

  • Out of the sixteen departments with holding facilities, only four adequately address access to hormone medications.

  • Out of the sixteen departments with holding facilities, 10 failed to provide specific guidance on housing placement for transgender individuals.

  • A majority of departments (16 of 25) fail to provide search procedures for transgender individuals and/or require members to perform searches based on sex as assigned at birth or genitalia.

  • Only nine of the 25 departments include gender identity and/or expression language in their non-discrimination policy, which is the best way to clarify that transgender people are protected.

Source: New Report Details Failure of Nation’s Police Departments to Protect and Serve Transgender People | National Center for Transgender Equality

This is not shocking. Dealing with the justice system when you are transgender is a never ending nightmare. I hope this report helps things to get better.