Missoula Police Chief Mark Muir, center left, and Missoula County Sheriff Carl Ibsen were both on the scene of the shooting.
Sexual-assault training for officers in the Missoula Police Department and University of Montana Office of Public Safety can’t change preconceived notions of sexual assault in society as a whole, but it will help authorities overcome prejudices while investigating a sexual assault.
MISSOULA — Missoula Police Chief Mark Muir has handed the reins of daily operations to Assistant Chief Mike Brady so Muir can focus on the city’s response to a U.S. Department of Justice investigation.
MISSOULA — The sheer volume of sexual assault reports to the Missoula Police Department – 350 over the course of four years – shocked City Councilman Dick Haines.
MISSOULA — The Missoula Police Department has agreed to improve the way it responds to and investigates reports of sexual assault after a yearlong investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice found that some investigative practices made it more difficult to uncover the truth and discourag…
MISSOULA — One year ago today, attorneys from the U.S. Department of Justice flew from Washington, D.C., to Missoula to announce an investigation into how three local justice agencies handle sexual assault reports.
The Missoula Police Department’s investigation into the death of a pedestrian is awaiting the results of toxicology tests performed on the woman whose car struck and killed the 18-year-old Hellgate High School athlete.
MISSOULA — A Missoula police detective who investigates Internet sex crimes has filed a lawsuit alleging that the department’s highest-ranking female officer sexually harassed him by grabbing his rear end.
MISSOULA — Missoula's ban on the use of cellphones while driving transitions Tuesday from an educational phase involving warnings to one with citations carrying fines up to $300.
MISSOULA — The city of Missoula has wrongfully arrested and even jailed people on illegal warrants issued over the past 10 years, according to multiple sources.
MISSOULA — The Missoula police officer who shot a fleeing suspect in the arm earlier this month used reasonable force in that incident, says Missoula Police Chief Mark Muir.
MISSOULA -- Cash Hyde died at home in his father’s arms, Mike Hyde called the family’s social worker to let the professional know the 4-year-old terminally ill boy had passed.
MISSOULA — Missoula is so far behind, it might just be a step ahead.
MISSOULA — Missoula city and county law enforcement officers knew Colton Peterson was suicidal when they pressured him to name drug dealers in 2010, according to a federal lawsuit filed by Peterson’s parents.
U.S. Department of Justice investigators will interview Missoula police Wednesday and Thursday about 518 sexual assault reports, ranging from misdemeanors to rape, over the past four years, Chief Mark Muir said Tuesday.
MISSOULA -- Mayor John Engen said Monday that he overreacted when he asked a Missoula police officer to apologize to the University of Montana for criticizing – as a private citizen, on a personal email account – UM’s handling of sexual assault cases.
Missoula Mayor John Engen, left, and Police Chief Mark Muir listen in May 2012 during an announcement by the U.S. Department of Justice of an investigation into how Missoula handles reports of sexual assaults.
MISSOULA — Missoula Police Department Chief Mark Muir said police should do a better job communicating with sexual-assault victims, and Wednesday in a public forum, he apologized to one woman who identified herself as a rape victim.
The Missoula Police Department has launched an internal review of sexual assault cases that occurred during the past two years.
MISSOULA — Missoula Police Chief Mark Muir delivered a stinging rebuttal Wednesday to an allegation that police used excessive force in using a stun gun two University of Montana football players during a rowdy party.