Report: Police harassment of female drivers is national problem Omaha, Nebraska-AP -- A new study finds police sexual harassment or assault of female drivers is a nationwide problem. The University of Nebraska report is based on more than 400 case studies from national media reports over the past 12 years. It is part of the school's Police Professionalism Initiative. The report lists everything from minor harassment to police demanding sexual favors in exchange for letting the driver avoid a traffic ticket. A criminal justice professor who helped write the report says the police abuses were spread all over the country in different-sized towns. He says the reported abuses are "just the tip of the iceberg" since some women may be scared to come forward. Recommendations include better training and supervision of officers, hiring more women officers and analysis of traffic stop data to find harassment patterns. Copyright 2002 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.