Lead investigator in Nassar case takes on new role

Posted at 2:38 PM, Aug 02, 2018
and last updated 2018-08-03 09:09:13-04

The lead investigator in the Larry Nassar sex abuse case has taken on a new role.

Lieutenant Andrea Munford of the MSU Police Department has been assigned to develop a new program on law enforcement investigations. It will deal primarily with relationship violence and sexual assault on a trauma-informed and victim-centered basis.

The new comprehensive program is part of the university's commitment to improving how it handles reports of sexual assault and relationship violence.

Lt. Munford will be tasked with developing a curriculum, creating model policy, giving presentations and identifying grant opportunities. She will also work with community partners and others to identify best practices regarding domestic violence and sexual assault cases.

MSU Police Chief Jim Dunlap says the department has received several requests to provide information and training on trauma-informed and victim-centered investigations since the Larry Nassar investigation.

"As lead investigator on the Nassar investigation, I'm confident that Lt. Munford will identify and highlight the best practices to be utilized and assist other agencies and departments around the country to provide a victim-centered investigation for all survivors", said Chief Dunlap.