AG Office: MSU Blocking Nassar Investigation

Posted: 8:23 AM, Jun 21, 2018
Updated: 2018-06-21 12:23:29Z

The Special Prosecutor hired to look into how Michigan State University handled allegations surrounding Larry Nassar is accusing the university of withholding information.

The accusations are made in a series of letters exchanged between special prosecutor William Forsyth and Robert Young who serves as General Counsel for the university.

According to letters obtained by the Detroit Free Press, Forsyth has accused the university's lawyers of blocking the investigation. And last week he told the university he will seek a search warrant against the university for documents investigators say are "critical" in determining how school officials handled allegations surrounding Nassar.

The university said it is cooperating with the investigation while asserting attorney-client privilege in withholding some documents and redacting parts of others.

Whether Forsyth actually obtained a search warrant has yet to be determined as of Thursday morning.

The dispute between the special prosecutor and Young comes before the university's next Board of Trustees meeting. The meeting is set to begin Friday at 8 a.m. with public comments.

This will be the first meeting since over 100 of Nassar survivors sent a letter to the board urging it to fire Interim President John Engler.