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East Lansing City Council asks MSU to release Nassar investigation documents

Larry Nassar listens to Ingham County Judge Rosemarie Aquilina hand down his sentence of 175 years in prison.
Emma Winowiecki
Michigan Radio

The East Lansing City Council is calling on Michigan State University to release thousands of documents withheld from the public tied to the Larry Nassar sex abuse scandal.

The council unanimously adopted the non-binding resolution Tuesday. It asks MSU to release about 6,000 documents related to the school’s investigation of convicted sex abuser Larry Nassar.

Advocates for survivors of Nassar’s abuse as well as Michigan Attorney General Dana Nessel have asked the MSU Board of Trustees to release the documents on multiple occasions.

Councilmember Lisa Babcock says MSU has an opportunity to lead the way for other universities.

“As a volunteer as a donor, as a member of this community, ask you from the bottom of my heart to release those 6,000 documents.”

The AG’s office has said it would have no choice but to close its investigation if the university refuses to release the documents.

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