Missoula Police Chief Focuses On Response To DOJ Investigation - ABC FOX MONTANA NEWS, WEATHER, SPORTS - KTMF/KWYB

Missoula Police Chief Focuses On Response To DOJ Investigation

Posted: Updated:
MISSOULA -

Months after an investigation by the Department of Justice, Missoula's Police Chief is handing over some of his responsibilities to focus on police response to rape and sexual violence.

Police Chief Mark Muir said Assistant Chief Mike Brady will take on some of the chief's daily duties effective immediately. This comes after a federal investigation into gender bias by the Missoula Police Department led to an agreement between the Department of Justice and the city. The agreement outlines changes police will make to improve their response to reports of rape and sexual violence

Muir said the department is already making progress, and he hopes to have much of the work done before he retires in December.

"The remainder of department can then take things we have learned to put into policies and practices, and improve in training, and use them effectively to put this agreement behind us" Muir said.

He said training sessions on responding to sexual assaults will be done by September, a panel of professionals will review closed cases to see if any more policy changes are needed.

  • Most Popular

  • Most Popular StoriesMost Popular StoriesMore>>

  • LOOK: Photos Of 'Blood Moon' During Total Lunar Eclipse

    LOOK: Photos Of 'Blood Moon' During Total Lunar Eclipse

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 7:59 PM EDT2014-04-15 23:59:30 GMT
    KHQ.COM - It was a sight to behold! The blood moon lit up the heavens last night. If you slept thru it, no need to worry! We recorded the whole thing for you and many of our Facebook friends and viewers have shared the photos that they captured of the total lunar eclipse last night!
    KHQ.COM - It was a sight to behold! The blood moon lit up the heavens last night. If you slept thru it, no need to worry! We recorded the whole thing for you and many of our Facebook friends and viewers have shared the photos that they captured of the total lunar eclipse last night!
  • Auctioned Bull Raises Money for Fellow Breeder

    Auctioned Bull Raises Money for Fellow Breeder

    Friday, April 11 2014 8:11 PM EDT2014-04-12 00:11:47 GMT
    Thousands of dollars were raised in a matter of seconds for a wounded rancher at the 5-L Red Angus Bull Auction in Sheridan Friday. A total of 300 bulls were sold in a matter of four hours, but one bull
    Thousands of dollars were raised in a matter of seconds for a wounded rancher at the 5-L Red Angus Bull Auction in Sheridan Friday.
  • Bridger Bowl Closes For The Season

    Bridger Bowl Closes For The Season

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:08 PM EDT2014-04-15 00:08:27 GMT
    Ski season officially comes to an end for skiers at Bridger Bowl on Monday. Russel Ashby moved to Bozeman last year form Australia. This year was his first full season, skiing at Bridger Bowl."I really
    Ski season officially comes to an end for skiers at Bridger Bowl on Monday.
  • Former Griz Football Player Battles Cancer

    Former Griz Football Player Battles Cancer

    Tuesday, April 8 2014 7:00 PM EDT2014-04-08 23:00:04 GMT
    A former Griz football player prepares to take on different kind of physical challenge, after learning he has cancer. Former linebacker Cole Lockwood got his diagnosis just last week and is now recovering
    A former Griz football player prepares to take on different kind of physical challenge, after learning he has cancer.
  • Rhino Bar Employees Learn to Prevent Sexual Violence

    Rhino Bar Employees Learn to Prevent Sexual Violence

    Monday, April 14 2014 8:06 PM EDT2014-04-15 00:06:55 GMT
    The Rhino bar in Missoula was crowded on Monday, but at a much earlier hour than usual. Bartenders, servers and security staff met at the bar at 9 a.m. to go through a new training program to help prevent
    The Rhino bar in Missoula was crowded on Monday, but at a much earlier hour than usual.
  • Missoula Encourages "Smart911" Signups

    Missoula Encourages "Smart911" Signups

    Tuesday, April 15 2014 12:56 PM EDT2014-04-15 16:56:35 GMT
    Missoula county officials are encouraging community members to sign up for a free service to help emergency responders tailor their response to an individual or family's unique needs. Smart911 is a free,
    Missoula county officials are encouraging community members to sign up for a free service to help emergency responders tailor their response to an individual or family's unique needs.
  • St. Patrick Hospital To Offer Pediatric And Newborn Services

    St. Patrick Hospital To Offer Pediatric And Newborn Services

    Monday, April 14 2014 5:32 PM EDT2014-04-14 21:32:39 GMT
    Providence St. Patrick Hospital on Monday announced it will offer of comprehensive women's and children's services. Services will include inpatient obstetrical and newborn care, with a Level 2 neonatal
    Providence St. Patrick Hospital on Monday announced it will offer of comprehensive women's and children's services.
  • Pharmacists Refuse To Fill Florence Doctor's Prescriptions

    Pharmacists Refuse To Fill Florence Doctor's Prescriptions

    Wednesday, April 9 2014 12:24 AM EDT2014-04-09 04:24:09 GMT
    Paperwork from the Board of Montana Medical Examiners shows several pharmacists refused to fill prescriptions for the patients of Dr. Chris Christensen, the founder of Big Creek Family Medicine and Urgent
    Paperwork from the Board of Montana Medical Examiners shows several pharmacists refused to fill prescriptions for the patients of Dr. Chris Christensen, the founder of Big Creek Family Medicine and Urgent Care in Florence, due to unusually large doses of medication.
Powered by WorldNow

Features

  • More Features
  • Powered by WorldNow
    All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and Cowles Montana Media. All Rights Reserved. For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.