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Army investigation: No sexual assault cover-ups in Alaska National Guard

The Anchorage Daily News reports:

A military investigation has cleared higher-ups within the Alaska National Guard of mishandling sexual assault cases. The Army Inspector General’s report, completed last month, also found that Guard members did not feel concerned about the issue.

A brief summary of the findings was made public Wednesday in a one-page letter sent to Sen. Lisa Murkowski by the Department of Defense Inspector General, who had oversight over the investigation because senior officials within the Guard were under scrutiny. The agency finished its review early this month, and this week told Murkowski it concurred with the Army IG’s findings.

The letter, signed by Acting Assistant Inspector General for Communications Larry D. Turner, concludes, “… The Adjutant General (TAG), AKNG, and other AKNG officials did not cover up any reported sexual assault incidents.”

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