County Exec Makes Proposals To Revamp Campus Assault Bill
The Westchester County executive says he will expand training for the county's police departments and victim advocates as part of a battle against sexual violence on campuses. Rob Astorino made the announcement Tuesday as part of a proposal to revamp a bill pending before the state Legislature.
Astorino called the bill backed by Gov. Andrew Cuomo unworkable. Astorino's version would make it a crime when a college fails to report any alleged sexual assault to police. Colleges themselves would not investigate or prosecute.
Cuomo's press office did not immediately return a request for comment.
Astorino said that in Westchester, he would enhance police training and would commit $20,000 to expand a sexual assault victim advocate program.
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