sexual assault http://mtpr.org en New coordinated offices part of Missoula police effort to better deal with victims of violence http://mtpr.org/post/new-coordinated-offices-part-missoula-police-effort-better-deal-victims-violence <p>The Missoula police gave local media a tour of new offices and a new interview room they say will add to their improved response to victims of domestic violence and sexual assault.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Sergeant Travis Welsh says the improved facilities are part of the department's agreement with the federal Department of Justice to deal more sensitively with victims.</p><p>"They're going to help us relate to victims better," said Welsh. "And be able to understand what we're seeing and what we're hearing as we investigate the cases."</p><p></p> Thu, 22 May 2014 20:26:14 +0000 Sally Mauk 19455 at http://mtpr.org New coordinated offices part of Missoula police effort to better deal with victims of violence The Missoula county attorney’s race may be the hottest race in town http://mtpr.org/post/missoula-county-attorney-s-race-may-be-hottest-race-town <p>The democratic primary race for Missoula county attorney is more high profile than usual this election - first, since there is no Republican candidate, the winner of the primary will be the next county attorney. Secondly, the current county attorney Fred Van Valkenburg has made headlines because of his legal fight with the federal Justice department over his office's past handling of sexual assault cases. Wed, 14 May 2014 19:49:50 +0000 Sally Mauk 19043 at http://mtpr.org The Missoula county attorney’s race may be the hottest race in town Missoula County Attorney meets with county commision to explain agreement http://mtpr.org/post/missoula-county-attorney-meets-county-commision-explain-agreement <p>Missoula County Attorney Fred Van Valkenburg met with the County Commission today to discuss the most recent revelations concerning his ongoing dispute with the United States Department of Justice.</p> Wed, 26 Feb 2014 23:03:58 +0000 Edward O'Brien 15528 at http://mtpr.org Missoula County Attorney meets with county commision to explain agreement Dispute between Missoula county attorney and feds could still end up in court http://mtpr.org/post/dispute-between-missoula-county-attorney-and-feds-could-still-end-court <p>Missoula county attorney Fred Van Valkenburg is willing to negotiate a "memorandum of understanding" with the federal Justice department, as a way of resolving DOJ's concerns about the way the county attorney's office has handled past sexual assault investigations.&nbsp;&nbsp; The offer is contained in a letter written by Van Valkenburg and sent to U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter.</p><p></p><p></p> Fri, 10 Jan 2014 17:03:55 +0000 Sally Mauk 13484 at http://mtpr.org Dispute between Missoula county attorney and feds could still end up in court