Police reports on 'unfounded' sexual assaults to be submitted by July

New Brunswick's justice and public safety minister says he's had preliminary reports from several police chiefs as part of a provincial review of the handling of sexual crime complaints.

Earlier this year, Denis Landry asked every police force in the province to review each reported sexual occurrence case that had been closed as "unfounded" from 2010 to 2014.

All the reports are expected to be submitted by July and the government will report the results in the fall.

Landry says the government will determine if there are issues common to police forces, and assess whether any followup is required by the province or the federal government.