LANSING, Mich. (AP) — Michigan State University is asking Michigan’s attorney general to investigate the school’s handling of complaints against a sports doctor who sexually assaulted gymnasts and other athletes.
The eight-member board of trustees sent a letter to Bill Schuette (SHOO’-tee) Friday. Outside calls have grown for university president Lou Anna Simon to resign or be fired as victims of Larry Nassar give impact statements at his sentencing this week. The board also will hold an unscheduled, closed-door meeting Friday.
The board says only a review by Schuette can resolve questions in a way “that the victims, their families, and the public will deem satisfactory and that will help all those affected by Nassar’s horrible crimes to heal.”
The board says reviews by campus police, the FBI and the U.S. attorney’s office have not resulted in criminal charges against anyone at the university other than Nassar, who was fired in September 2016.