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New Minnesota sex crimes task force survives in late budget deal

 

Glen Stubbe - Star Tribune file

State legislative leaders have agreed to a top priority of advocates for sex assault survivors: the formation of a task force to examine how authorities investigate and prosecute such crimes in Minnesota.

State legislative leaders agreed Wednesday to a top priority of advocates for sex assault survivors: the formation of a task force to examine how authorities investigate and prosecute such crimes in Minnesota.

The deal, struck in an overnight bargaining session following Monday's end-of-session deadline, was added to a public safety spending bill headed for a special session of the Legislature later this week. It follows a Star Tribune investigative series into widespread failings among law enforcement in the handling of rape investigations.

http://www.startribune.com/new-minnesota-sex-crimes-task-force-survives-in-late-budget-deal/510281592/

 

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