US military making changes to how it investigates sexual assault

WASHINGTON D.C. — The U.S. military is changing how it investigates sexual assaults.

More than 8% of females in the military reported unwanted sexual contact in 2021.

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Channel 2′s Blair Miller said that’s the highest number since the military began keeping track.

Army leaders said they are now focusing more on victims and survivors and providing more legal services.


“We are implementing fundamental changes to our response system that directly address the lost confidence of survivors of these crimes,” said Gabe Camarillo with the U.S. Army.

The army is also not leaving commanders in charge of deciding if crimes get prosecuted.

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