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Co. Attorney to Meet Commissioners on DOJ Investigation


Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg will meet with county commissioners on Thursday to discuss a Department of Justice investigation into his office.

The DOJ launched investigations into The University of Montana, Missoula Police and the County Attorney's office in May of 2012.

That came after multiple reports of mishandlings of sexual assault cases in Missoula.

The University and police have since complied with DOJ requirements, but Van Valkenburg has refused to cooperate.

During an interview in May, Van Valkenburg said the federal government shouldn't second-guess the decisions made by his office, and he'll stand up for prosecutors in America.

DOJ officials said they'd be forced to file a lawsuit if Van Valkenburg continued to refuse their requests for information.

The meeting may be closed to the public if parties discuss litigation.

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