Feds to Review Sexual Assault, Harassment Charges in Wisconsin National Guard

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The Wisconsin National Guard’s handling of sexual assault and harassment allegations within its own ranks will be the subject of a federal review, Gov. Tony Evers and U.S. Sen. Tammy Baldwin announced Wednesday, the Journal Sentinel reportsthe Journal Sentinel reports.

The review by the National Guard Bureau’s Office of Complex Investigations comes after the two state leaders in March asked the office to look into the Wisconsin unit after multiple constituents and National Guard members “have come forward with allegations of sexual harassment and assault, retaliation and inadequate accountability for those who commit sexual misconduct.” The review is expected to take months and will examine the Guard’s policies, review allegations and provide recommendations on how to prevent assault and harassment.

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