Military chiefs oppose removing commanders from sexual assault probes
(CNN) -- Chiefs of every military branch told a Senate committee Tuesday they opposed letting prosecutors, rather than commanders, handle sexual assault investigations, as one senator has introduced legislation aimed at doing just that. Senate Armed Services Committee Chairman Carl Levin said there may be public confusion about the military's reporting process. Referring to media reports that there is only one way to report sexual assault, the Michigan Democrat asked each of the military heads at a hearing if there currently are multiple options in addition to notifying a unit commander. They replied yes.
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