Tuesday in Whitewater will be sunny with a high of twenty-one. Sunrise is 7:15 AM and sunset 4:20 PM, for 9h 05m 49s of daytime. The moon is a waxing gibbous with 96.8% of its visible disk illuminated.
On this day in 1884, Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is first published.
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Katelyn Ferral, Molly Beck, and Patrick Marley report Wisconsin National Guard chief resigns after report shows sexual assault investigations violated state and federal laws:
The chief of Wisconsin’s National Guard resigned Monday following the release of an explosive report that showed the Guard for years botched investigations of sexual assault and harassment, violating state and federal law.
Gov. Tony Evers called for Adjutant General Donald Dunbar’s resignation after learning the Wisconsin National Guard intentionally created its own internal system of investigating sexual assault complaints to shield the Guard from state law enforcement and federal regulators.
“These internal investigations were deficient in a number of ways that adversely impacted commands’ efforts to properly support victims of sexual assault and hold offenders accountable,” said an 88-page report by the federal National Guard Bureau that Evers released Monday.
That system operated with no formal oversight, staffed with state investigators who, in many cases, were not properly trained and portrayed themselves as federal officials to victims.
“In some cases, these investigators identified themselves as ‘National Guard Bureau Investigators’ — even though they conducted their investigations exclusively under the auspices of the Wisconsin National Guard,” according to the report.
“The (reviewers) found numerous, significant deficiencies that compromised the accuracy and legality of the Wisconsin National Guard sexual assault investigations,” the report says.
The Guard had just 15% of the number of certified staff federal policies require to handle such allegations. In some cases, commanders had no idea who these staff were within their own units, Evers’ aides said.
Ann E. Marimow and Jonathan O’Connell report Trump’s private business interests are back at appeals courts in emoluments cases: