sexual assault

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of N.Y.
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U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand of New York has gained bipartisan support for her bill to overhaul how the military handles sexual assault cases. Now, it faces pushback from the leaders of the Armed Services Committee.

The New York Capitol Building in Albany
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The New York state Senate approved a measure this week to allow adult survivors of sexual harassment and assault to bring their abusers to court. Advocates hailed the action, but said they are increasingly frustrated and “alarmed” over the state Assembly's failure to act on the bill and on other anti-sexual harassment measures.

Joint Chiefs Chairman Gen. Mark Milley arrives to the chamber ahead of President Joe Biden speaking to a joint session of Congress, Wednesday, April 28, 2021, in the House Chamber at the U.S. Capitol in Washington.
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The nation’s top general has signaled he might be open to the kind of military justice reforms that New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand has pushed for to put sexual assault cases in the hands of civilian authorities.

U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y.
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A new military justice bill could change the way sexual assault cases and other serious crimes are managed within the U.S. military.

Scott Davidson

A Shelton, Connecticut, fire captain and Trumbull police sergeant have been suspended pending an internal investigation due to allegations of sexual assaults in September.