Attorney General: Independent Counsel Will Investigate MSU

Jan 27, 2018

State Attorney General Bill Schuette says his office has launched an investigation into how Michigan State University’s handled complaints against former sports doctor and convicted sexual predator Larry Nassar. 

Schuette says his office planned the criminal inquiry long before the MSU Board of Trustees requested a review.  Schuette named veteran prosecutor Bill Forsythe as a special counsel to lead the inquiry. "It is abundantly clear that a full and complete investigation of what happened at Michigan State University from the president’s down is required," said Schuette. "My department in this investigation will find out who knew what and when, who took action, who failed to take action, what did and did not happen, and what should have happened.”  Schuette says the main focus will be on who at MSU might have fielded complaints from victims and what they did with that information.  But Schuette also says the review could go further and examine other allegations of sexual assault and misconduct at Michigan State University.              There is no timeline for the inquiry.