Nessel: MSU Lacks the Credibility Necessary to Conduct a Legitimate Investigation

Contact: Kelly Rossman-McKinney (517) 335-7666
Agency: Attorney General

LANSING – Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel issued the following statement in response to the Michigan State University Board of Trustees’ decision to hire an independent investigator to determine how the school handled the Nassar case:

“Michigan State University lacks the credibility necessary to conduct a legitimate investigation. Over the past few years, it has launched several investigations including an ‘independent investigation’ conducted by Patrick Fitzgerald in 2016. Unsurprisingly, it has cleared its employees of culpability each time. There is only one way for MSU to regain the public’s trust and that is to waive its privilege and disclose all information in its possession about Larry Nassar to the Department of Attorney General. In other words, the University should leave the job of investigating to the professionals.”

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