University of Missouri president seeks investigation of rape allegation

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University of Missouri System President Tim Wolfe has asked for an independent investigation into MU’s handling of the case of former Mizzou swimmer Sasha Menu Courey, who committed suicide in June 2011 after allegedly being sexually assaulted by MU football players.

Wolfe sent an email to the chancellors of the four UM system campuses Sunday afternoon notifying them of his request that the university Board of Curators hire independent counsel to conduct the review.

“Such an independent review will be beneficial to all our campuses so that we can determine if there were any shortcomings with respect to MU’s handling of this matter and, if so, ways in which to improve the handling of such matters in the future,” Wolfe wrote.

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