By Editor & Publisher Jeff Brown.
Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette held a press conference Saturday, January 27, to update the media on his investigation into Michigan State University, relating to systemic issues with sexual misconduct at MSU. Today he announced that he has an open and ongoing investigation into these systemic problems of sexual misconduct, according to the Attorney General's Office.
The investigation into Michigan State University is being headed by independent special prosecutor William Forsyth. The Michigan State Police will be assisting by providing investigative support and resources.
The following are quotes from Saturday's press conference:
" It is abundantly clear that a full and complete investigation of what happened at Michigan State University, from the president’s office on down, is required. This investigation is and will continue to be, independent, thorough, transparent and prompt,” said Schuette. “My department and this investigation will find out who knew what, and when.”
“In all my time as a prosecutor, I have always put victims and survivors of crime first. Truth and justice are the bedrock of any investigation, and that is the philosophy I will bring to this case,” said Forsyth. “Like everyone, I have questions, and I am going to answer those long overdue questions.”
"Michigan State Police welcomes this opportunity to help the Attorney General to fully investigate and determine if any other crimes have been committed," said Col. Etue.
According to Schuette during the press conference, "We will put a bright light at every corner of the university."
Stay tuned for updates.