Minnesota Attorney General Lori Swanson is not commenting on Thursday’s revelations in the Jacob Wetterling case, but does say a special working group she convened this week could discuss ways of improving coordination between law enforcement agencies. She points to reports of “missed opportunities or situations where background checks hadn’t been completed on individuals, or people who were repeat offenders, some of the evidence wasn’t connected from case-to-case.”
Swanson assembled the task force in response to a Star Tribune series that found significant problems with how sex-assault cases are investigated and prosecuted in Minnesota. It’s expected Swanson’s group will have recommendations before the next legislative session.
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