Lawmakers announce results of MSU Nassar inquiry
LANSING, Mich. – State Representatives Kim LaSata and Klint Kesto announced their findings from Michigan State University’s response to the complaints of convicted sex offender and former physician Larry Nassar on Thursday.
The representatives submitted a six-page letter to House Speaker Tom Leonard. Leonard appointed Kesto and LaSata to lead the legislative inquiry to Nassar’s specific case on Jan. 19th.
According to the House of Representative’s office, both declared that the university failed to protect students.
“After reviewing the evidence, there is absolutely no doubt that Michigan State University failed to adequately protect students and patients on campus. That is a failure to every survivor of sexual assault. As the report outlines, we will be actively pursuing a broad range of legislative reforms to protect people across Michigan from sexual assault.” said Kesto, a former Wayne County assistant prosecutor.
LaSata stated that the university needs to address current policies.
“Our inquiry confirmed this was an institutional failure with multiple lapses in policy, procedure, and culture at Michigan State. That must change. We have worked hard to identify a variety of tailored reforms, through policy and our state budget, which will protect our children on campuses across Michigan moving forward.” said LaSata, of Bainbridge Township.
The letter to Leonard also included additional questions from Michigan State University.