Thursday, May 9, the U. S. Department of Justice held a news conference to release findings of a year-long study into the response by The University of Montana, the City Police Department and the Missoula County Attorney to the issue of sexual assaults.

The public seldom gets to hear a news conference like this in its entirety.  Due to its length, the audio will be separated into segments, with comments from each individual.


The opening comments are from Montana's U.S. Attorney Michael Cotter.

Thursday News Conference

Here are the unedited comments from Assistant Attorney General for Civil Rights Roy Austin, Jr.

Thursday News Conference
photo by Peter Christian

Closing comments from University of Montana President Royce Engstrom

Following now is the question and answer session from members of the press and the officials (again, because of its length, broken into two parts).

Question and Answer Session 1

Question and Answer Session 2


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