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Missoula Police Chief Focusing On DOJ Response

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MISSOULA, Mont. (AP) - Missoula's police chief is turning over the handling of daily operations to his assistant chief so he can focus on the city's response to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation over police response to reports of rape and sexual violence.
    
Police Chief Mark Muir tells the Missoulian (http://bit.ly/16aq39e ) that progress is already being made. He says officers are already more sensitive to "how their efforts to investigate are perceived by victims" and do a better job of explaining why they're asking such sensitive questions.
    
Muir says training sessions are scheduled next week and in September and a panel of professionals will review closed cases to determine if any more changes in policies are procedures are needed.
    
He says he hopes to have much of the work done before he retires in December.

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