UC Berkeley resolves sexual misconduct probe
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The University of California, Berkeley has resolved a four-year federal probe that found it mishandled sexual misconduct cases.
Chancellor Carol Christ announced Wednesday that the school had reached agreement with the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights.
The investigation began in 2014 after 31 students filed federal complaints alleging the school had violated laws against sex discrimination. They argued that claims of sexual harassment or assault were ignored.
The investigation concluded that the school had failed to properly provide formal investigations or timely resolutions in some sexual misconduct cases.
The university agreed to take another look at eight cases. The feds also will monitor the campus for two years.
The chancellor says the school has made many changes and improvements in the way it handles sexual misconduct cases.