Posted: May 15, 2013 8:57 AM by Mark Thorsell - MTN News
MISSOULA - The U.S. Department of Justice has called a news conference this morning to announce a settlement, resolving the DOJ's probe into how the Missoula Police Department responds to reports of sexual assault.
United States Attorney for the District of Montana, Michael W. Cotter, Deputy Assistant Attorney General for the Civil Rights Division Roy L. Austin, Jr., Missoula Mayor John Engen and Missoula Police Chief Mark Muir will all take part in a conference call that's been scheduled for 11 a.m.
Just last week, the DOJ unveiled an agreement with the University of Montana that ended an investigation into how the school handled sexual assault and harassment cases between 2009 and 2012.
A separate probe into how the Missoula County Attorney's Office has handled sexual assault cases is still underway. Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenberg has said in the past that his office will not cooperate with the DOJ investigation.
We will bring you more on this developing story as information becomes available.