NEW YORK - Changes could soon be coming to the NYPD Special Victims Division.
Investigators are expected to undergo a training program to improve how they interact with survivors of sexual assault.
The City Council unanimously approving the bill Wednesday.
Earlier this year, a report by the Department of Investigation claimed the division had shortcomings when it comes to dealing with victims of sexual assualt.
The new training would teach and test detectives on how to use empathy and patience when interviewing victims.
The bill was sponsored by Council member Helen Rosenthal.
It now goes to Mayor Bill de Blasio who has to sign it into law.