Capt. Peter Rose, the commanding officer of the 94th Precinct of New York Police Department, will be named a deputy inspector, the department confirmed Monday.

The promotion has not gone down well with those who have not forgotten Rose’s dismissal of date rape as a "not so serious" crime in January.

“Capt. Peter Rose is being recognized for his accomplishments as an executive and was selected for a promotion from captain to deputy inspector," Deputy Chief Timothy Trainor, an NYPD spokesman, said, New York Daily Times reported. 

According to Rose’s LinkedIn profile, he was promoted from the post of sergeant in the NYPD in June 2000 after serving as a detective for two years and six months. In February 2006, Rose became a lieutenant and after a little more than six years was promoted to the post of captain in the same department. Currently, he holds the posts of the captain and the commanding officer.

Rose has also worked in Forest Hills Volunteer Ambulance Corps. as an emergency medical technician. Some of the causes that he cares about are listed as “education,” “health” and “disaster and humanitarian relief.”

Rose can be seen on the right, posing with a cancer survivor in the following photo:

The summary in his profile reads: “Experienced Commanding Officer with a demonstrated history of working in the law enforcement industry. Skilled in Hostage Negotiation, Criminal Intelligence, Undercover, Law Enforcement, and Intelligence. Strong operations professional with a Bachelor's degree focused in Business Management & Economics from SUNY Empire State College.”

Rose came under fire after he trivialized the importance of bringing rapists to justice in a statement made in January 2017. It was seen that there was a spike in rape cases in 2016, with 13 attempted rape incidents being recorded in Greenpoint, a neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York.

When DNAInfo New York approached Rose asking why suspects in 10 out of those 13 cases had still not been brought to justice, he said: "Every rape should be investigated. I wish we could do more. It really becomes a balancing act for the investigators. Some of them were Tinder, some of them were hookup sites, some of them were actually coworkers. It's not a trend that we're too worried about because out of 13 [sex attacks], only two were true stranger rapes.”

He further added: “If there's a true stranger rape, a random guy picks up a stranger off the street, those are the troubling ones. That person has, like, no moral standards.”

Rose’s statements caused outrage among the citizens of New York, leading two dozen people to protest in front of the 94th Precinct, which covers the northern Brooklyn neighborhood of Greenpoint, Newsweek reported. In the protest which was organized by the charitable organizations, National Organization for Women (NOW) and Women’s Justice Now, angry people were seen holding up signs such as “Take Rape Seriously” and “NYPD: Protect Women Not Rapists.”

The uproar ultimately caused Rose to issue an apology on the NYPD 94th Precinct’s Twitter page:

While things had simmered down since, news of Rose’s promotion has reignited the outrage caused by his comments.

Sonia Ossorio, the president of NOW's New York chapter, said: “This promotion is an affront to women and confirms what women know too well, that the NYPD doesn’t take rape seriously enough. Women should take to the streets.”

Nita Chaudhary, the founder of UltraViolet, a feminist group which started an online petition calling for Rose’s firing after his controversial remarks, condemned the NYPD’s decision.

“In this #MeToo moment, where so many companies are pushing out sexual predators and those that protect them, it is deeply disturbing that the NYPD is doing the opposite and promoting a rape apologist. The people of New York deserve better,” UltraViolet said.