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Missoula Co. Attorney, DOJ to Announce Resolution of Sex Assault Strife

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MISSOULA - The Missoula County Attorney and the U.S. Attorney for Montana will announce their resolution to an ongoing dispute between their offices over the handling of sex assault cases.

Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg, U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter and Attorney General Tim Fox will join together Tuesday morning to give the details of their compromise.

The DOJ launched investigations into the University of  Montana, Missoula Police and the County Attorney's Office in May of 2012-- following multiple reports of mishandlings of sexual assault cases in Missoula.

The University and police have since complied with DOJ requirements, but County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg refused.

He recently filed a lawsuit against the DOJ saying a federal agency does not have the right to interfere with his office.

The details of how they plan to negotiate agreements over this matter will come down Tuesday morning.


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