Collins named special investigator for National Guard claims

  • Thursday, January 22, 2015 10:22pm
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JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Attorney General Craig Richards has hired a retired state court judge to serve as a special investigator to look into allegations of sexual assault and other misconduct within the Alaska National Guard.

Patricia Collins is expected to look at each allegation that has been made and determine if it was adequately investigated by law enforcement and handled appropriately by prosecutors.

She also has been asked to determine whether cases should be investigated further.

Her work is to span the time period between September 2010 and November 2014. Richards says Collins is to produce a confidential report by the end of April and another report that will be made public about a month later.

Richards says the contract with Patricia Collins is for up to $50,000, plus reasonable expenses.

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