Posted: May 9, 2013 8:57 PM by Irina Cates - MTN News
MISSOULA - A more than year long investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice ended this Thursday with a plan laid out to improve how the University of Montana deals with sexual assault allegations.
While separate investigations into Missoula County and the City of Missoula continue federal officials today praised UM for dealing with the problem. The DOJ Civil Rights Division investigation focused on the University as a whole, not on specific departments.
DOJ says the result of this investigation will transform the campus and will make UM a role model for colleges across the nation.The investigation into the Missoula Police Department and the Missoula County Attorney's Office is still ongoing.
DOJ says the Missoula County Attorney is still not cooperating with them, but they hope to make an announcement into the Missoula PD investigation soon.
Engstrom says the NCAA investigation into the UM football program is also expected to wrap up in the near future.