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Blackhawks to release findings of 2010 investigation

/ by Charlie Roumeliotis
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The Blackhawks revealed Monday that they will publicly release the findings of the sexual assault investigation regarding the allegations against former video coach Brad Aldrich from the 2010 Stanley Cup run.

The Chicago firm Jenner & Block, led by former federal prosecutor Reid Schar, is conducting the independent review. The team launched the investigation in June and the process is underway.

"Upon conclusion of the Jenner investigation, we will share results with you, our partners and our fans and will promptly implement changes to address the findings and any shortcomings of our organization," CEO Danny Wirtz wrote in an internal memo. "I can assure you that we are using this process to engage in the self-reflection necessary to better our organization and ensure that our workplace is safe and inclusive. And while we await the results, we will continue a process of self-evaluation and take important steps to better our organization."

Blackhawks President/GM Stan Bowman said in July that he plans to "participate in [the investigation] and I'm going to give it my full cooperation." He was asked about the situation on Monday after news came out that the findings would be made public.

"Danny said it pretty clearly there: This independent review is going to be something to share results with employees, partners, fans and whatnot," Bowman said. "I intend to cooperate fully with the investigation like I said last time, and Danny was very clear on the direction the organization is taking."


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