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Attorney General Investigation of Fmr. Goodrich Athletic Director Ends
August 27, 2021
LANSING - Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel announced today the Department will not file criminal charges against former Goodrich Athletic Director and Assistant Principal David Davis related to inappropriate behavior with former students. Davis' actions led to an internal investigation conducted by the district, Davis' subsequent resignation, and a special request by the Genesee County Prosecutor for an investigation by the Department of Attorney General.
"Our team has spent nearly two years examining this case, listening to victims, and analyzing possible avenues for criminal charges," Nessel said. "Let me be clear: the conduct described in this case is reprehensible and concerning. Unfortunately, the investigation - which was conducted by the Davison Police Department and the Michigan State Police as well as a team of career prosecutors and special agents from the Department of Attorney General - determined there is not enough evidence to establish guilt beyond a reasonable doubt. It is our job to secure justice for victims. It is also our responsibility to recognize when criminal charges will not hold up in court, thus potentially inflicting more pain on those who have bravely shared their stories. I announce this outcome with a heavy heart and remain indebted to those who came forward to assist in this exhaustive review."
Davis resigned from Goodrich in Sept. 2019, at which time the Genesee County Prosecutor's Office referred the case to the Department citing a conflict of interest.
This project was supported in part by Grant No. WE AX 0030 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women.