Justice department http://mtpr.org en If elected, he’ll take the lead on sexual assault cases http://mtpr.org/post/if-elected-he-ll-take-lead-sexual-assault-cases <p>One of the two candidates for Missoula county attorney running in the Democratic primary will be the next county attorney - because there are no Republican candidates.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp; That person will succeed the retiring incumbent Fred Van Valkenburg, who is locked in a fight with the federal Justice department over how his office has handled past sexual assault cases.<br />&nbsp;&nbsp; &nbsp;Both the candidates - Kirsten Pabst and Josh Van de Wetering - have worked in the county attorney's office before and both are now in private practice. Thu, 15 May 2014 15:30:54 +0000 Sally Mauk 19082 at http://mtpr.org If elected, he’ll take the lead on sexual assault cases 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