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Mark Muir

Missoula police

Missoula police

Missoula Police Chief Mark Muir, center left, and Missoula County Sheriff Carl Ibsen were both on the scene of the shooting.

April 29, 2014 5:04 pmLoading…

Missoula, UM police undergo training on sexual assault response

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.

September 20, 2013 9:51 amLoading…
Missoula police chief steps back to focus on DOJ response

Missoula police chief steps back to focus on DOJ response

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.

August 01, 2013 12:25 pmLoading…

Missoula council wants police updates on sexual assault reforms

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.

May 19, 2013 7:48 pmLoading…
DOJ, Missoula police settle over sexual assaults

DOJ, Missoula police settle over sexual assaults

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…

May 15, 2013 9:23 am Related Loading…
1 year later, DOJ investigation of Missoula sex assault reports ongoing

1 year later, DOJ investigation of Missoula sex assault reports ongoing

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.

May 01, 2013 7:57 am Related Loading…

Police await toxicology results in Missoula pedestrian death

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.

April 17, 2013 11:26 pmLoading…
Missoula police detective's lawsuit alleges sex harassment by lieutenant

Missoula police detective's lawsuit alleges sex harassment by lieutenant

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.

March 06, 2013 10:19 pm Related Loading…

Come Tuesday, warning phase over for Missoula cellphone ban

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.

February 04, 2013 6:10 amLoading…
City of Missoula makes wrongful arrests on invalid warrants

City of Missoula makes wrongful arrests on invalid warrants

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.

January 26, 2013 11:30 pmLoading…
Investigation clears Missoula police officer who shot fleeing suspect

Investigation clears Missoula police officer who shot fleeing suspect

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.

January 24, 2013 1:15 pmLoading…

Family reeling after police response to Missoula boy's death

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.

November 16, 2012 12:09 pmLoading…

Missoula last major Montana city without cellphone ban

MISSOULA — Missoula is so far behind, it might just be a step ahead.

October 07, 2012 2:10 pmLoading…

Parents sue Missoula city, county law enforcement over son's suicide

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.

August 15, 2012 8:37 amLoading…
DOJ investigators arrive to interview Missoula police, UM officials

DOJ investigators arrive to interview Missoula police, UM officials

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.

July 11, 2012 7:14 amLoading…

Missoula mayor apologizes for overreaction to police officer's email

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.

May 21, 2012 5:24 pmLoading…
Mark Muir

Mark Muir

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.

May 20, 2012 7:28 amLoading…
Missoula police chief: Police must communicate better with sex assault victims

Missoula police chief: Police must communicate better with sex assault victims

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.

January 25, 2012 9:00 pmLoading…

Missoula police begin internal review of its handling of rape cases

The Missoula Police Department has launched an internal review of sexual assault cases that occurred during the past two years.

January 22, 2012 6:38 amLoading…

Missoula police: Use of tasers on UM football players justified

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.

December 21, 2011 12:07 pmLoading…

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