NBC Bay Area: California National Guard Military Sexual Assault Bill Becomes Law (August 21, 2014)

Air National Guard SealA new law passed today removes sexual assault investigations and prosecutions from the military chain of command.

California has just made a major change in the way sexual assault allegations are investigated in the state military department. On Thursday, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a bill that requires sexual assault cases to be investigated by outside civilian law enforcement, not by military commanders.

See NBC Bay Area video here.

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